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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)

FILM FESTIVALS BLOOM IN SPRING AND SUMMER

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


Iranian director Asghar Farhadi answers questions during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Dec. 9, 2013.

How Iran/­Israel conflict has played out beyond political realm

An interview given by Asghar Farhadi to an Israeli journalist has become the subject of new controversy in Iran. On March 20, the Israeli daily Haaretz published a May 2016 interview with the on the..View More


A scene from the festival’s closing night film, “AKA Nadia” with Neta Shpigelman and John Hurt.

Jewish film festival serves up variety

Love, romance, drama, escape, rock music under the threat of rockets, a budding artist who dies too soon, a child coming of age, the horrors of the Holocaust - the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival's a..View More


South Florida students have opportunity to attend Jerusalem Film Workshop

The Miami Jewish Film Festival will continue its partnership with Jerusalem Film Workshop by awarding one South Florida student a full scholarship to attend the six-week intensive workshop in this a..View More


Beitar Jerusalem Fans

Both sides of Israeli political spectrum meet at Berlin's football film festival

A film on Israel's "most racist" fans and an exhibition about football's inclusivity both deal with the Israeli conflict. Felix Tamsut reports on how two sides of the spectrum met at Berlin's 11mm a..View More


Culture Minister Miri Regev, left, and the ministry's Galit Wahba-Shasho at the 2016 Israel Festival.  read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.780043

Israel Increases Oversight of Film Industry, Prompting Cries of McCarthyism, Blacklisting

A committee set up by Israel's culture minister is requesting the names of screenwriters, directors and producers, as well as the names of officials who approved or turned down each script and is to..View More


Director Maysaloun Hamoud says many who've seen her film find its circumstances and characters familiar.

New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

Filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud does not like being typecast. "The Israelis say, you don't look Arab or Palestinian," she says, rolling her eyes. "Huh? If I wear a dress or outfit that [doesn't look] I..View More


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