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Wilmington Jewish Film Festival invites those of all faiths to learn more about Jewish culture

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The three-week Wilmington Jewish Film Festival starts on Sunday. Festival chair Debbie Smith joined WECT News First at Four on Tuesday to discuss the fourth annual festival..View More

AMERICAN WRITER/POET James Baldwin is the subject of the documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ to be shown at the upcoming Docaviv Film Festival.. (photo credit:VELVET FILM)


Spring and summer are incredibly busy seasons in the Israeli film world, and wherever you live, chances are there is a film festival coming to a theater near you. They say truth is stranger than in..View More

Detail from poster for 'Norman,' starring Richard Gere and directed by Joseph Cedar.

Israeli-American Relations Brought to Light in New Film

Despite being in the middle of the Passover Holiday, a special preview screening of Joseph Cedar's latest film, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer at JCC Manhattan brought..View More

Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew,

Film Series Looks At Israeli Citizens Of Color

The Israel-Palestine divide is often depicted as one of racial conflict, yet about half of Israeli citizens are people of color. The complexity of race and culture in Israel will be explored in a by..View More



Directed by: Jake Witzenfeld

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Three gay Palestinian friends explore the contradictions in their lives with Jewish filmmaker, Witzenfeld. Khader is at ease with his relationship with an Israeli lover as just another dimension of.. View More



Directed by: Avishai Sivan

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Haim-Aaron is an ultra-Orthodox scholar living in Jerusalem, whose talents and devotion are envied by all. One evening, Haim-Aaron collapses and loses consciousness. The paramedics announce to.. View More

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Rita Jahan Foruz (2012)

Rita Yahan Foruz

Directed by: Ayal Goldberg

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Rita Jahan Farouz immigrated to Israel from Iran with her family, when she was eight years old. Now on the eve of her forty-ninth birthday, with enormous tension between Tehran and Jerusalem looming.. View More

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