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  • Nina Simone, misunderstood no more

    July 28, 2015 | 11:31 am

    Jeff Lieberman was en route to a South Carolina screening of his first feature, “Re-emerging: The Jews of Nigeria,” when he realized how close he’d be to the tiny Blue Ridge Mountain town of Tryon, North Carolina. The New York-based filmmaker couldn’t pass up a side trip to the...

  • Second-degree rape

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 26, 2015 | 2:13 pm

    When I first met the documentary filmmaker Amy Ziering two years ago, I was startled by how much the Brentwood-based mother of three reveled in the title “workaholic.” 

    “I don’t care about myself,” she said, digging into a plate of egg whites at Le Pain Quotidien. “I’m not much...

  • Producer Nancy Spielberg reflects on finding, forming Jewish identity

    January 28, 2015 | 12:58 pm

    Three and a half years ago, Nancy Spielberg read an obituary that would change her life. It noted the passing of Al Schwimmer, a Jewish-American pilot who smuggled 30 surplus planes into the new State of Israel in 1948 and recruited the pilots and crew to fly them, assembling the...

  • Bringing Anne Frank to the Arab world

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 18, 2014 | 5:00 pm

    What on earth is Anne Frank doing in Gaza?

    According to Deadline.com, Croatian director Jakov Sedlar is in the midst of production on "What Does Anne Frank Mean Today?" a film that follows eight Palestinian girls as they audition for the role of Anne Frank.

    "Part drama and part...

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  • Hollywood and the Holocaust

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    One wet night 15 years after the end of World War II, in the student union of my university in Northern Ireland, I watched a documentary film made up of home movies taken by Soviet troops at the liberation of the concentration camps. Unlike some similar Allied footage, the Soviets,...

  • Out on a Limb

    By Tom Tugend

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    During the darkest days of the Holocaust, 63 diplomats from 24 countries risked their careers, in some cases their lives, by issuing unauthorized visas and protective letters to save an estimated 200,000 Jews.The deeds of four of these brave envoys are honored in the documentary film...

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