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From the Second World War to modern day London, the films in this strand
investigate the past and look to the future of Jewish life.

Films screening at this event

I Have a Message for You

Director
Matan Rochlitz
Country
Israel, Italy, UK
Year
2018
Duration
14 min

On 4 April, 1943, a young woman and her husband on a train to Auschwitz decide to jump for survival. Their decision saves their lives but leaves them with a heavy burden of guilt.

Pitfall

Director
Ben Desmond
Country
UK
Year
2017
Duration
15 min

A German soldier and a resistance fighter are forced into an unlikely alliance in the midst of war in this atmospheric short.

The Archive

Director
Peter Spence
Country
UK
Year
2018
Duration
12 min

American Jewish lawyer David Drucker was pursued for decades by J. Edger Hoover and the FBI because of his political views and his work in China and the Soviet Union. The Archive, compiled entirely from archive materials, much of it filmed by Drucker himself, sheds light on one of darkest chapters in American history.

To Be Buried

Director
Daniel Solomons
Country
UK
Year
2019
Duration
28 min

Leanne Harris was born Ian Malcolm Hersh in Ilford in the 1950s. After years of being bullied, she gathered the courage to come out as a transsexual woman. Here she speaks candidly about starting a new chapter in life.

Gold Star

Director
Paul Frankl
Country
UK
Year
2018
Duration
13 min

A young woman turns to Orthodox Judaism for guidance when she learns that she got pregnant after a one night stand.

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