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  • TJC always has the best features and documentaries, and now exciting original series! Here are the selections available to you this week:

    ConcreteConcrete. A war story can be told either by the victims or by the soldiers. Operation “Cast Lead” in Gaza wasn’t covered by the media due to the military embargo. For the first time, Israeli soldiers who took part in “Cast Lead” in Gaza in 2009 tell their story.

    Revolution 101Revolution 101. Combining both documentary and fictional material, this unique film focuses on a film director and his producer and their struggle to restore the public in “public broadcasting.” Following the two protagonists over a period of seven years, we see their experience with corruption, inflexibility and deterioration against their quest to guarantee a new law that will ensure well-managed public broadcasting.

    Black Over White. The concert in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is not just another performance by the band Idan Raichel Project, but also a return to the homeland of two of the Project’s lead singers. Through music, the group reconnects with their own identities.

    Crossing the Line. This documentary explores the proliferation of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incidents on North American college campuses. Interspersed with accounts from Jewish students and campus professionals, the film offers a glimpse into the experiences of Jewish college students who are actively involved in the daily struggle of supporting the State of Israel and fighting against biased misinformation both in and out of the classroom.

    Fringes. A documentary about three stories of spiritual innovation, focusing on young Jews in Israel, Canada and the US. These stories are braided together, like the fringes of a tallit, to create an inspiring portrait of cutting-edge Judaism in the 21st century.

    Klezmer On Fish Street. A look at the Jewish culture that thrives in 21st century Poland, despite the absence of a large Jewish population. The documentary follows director Yale Strom and members of an American klezmer ensemble, The Klezmaniacs, as they navigate Poland, discover the legacy of Jewish culture left behind in the country, and see the commercial exploitation of the Holocaust.

    The Jews And The Longest Kiss In History. In 1977, a group of Jewish people, having fled persecution in the Sudan during the 60’s, organized a highly secret mission to transfer the buried remains in the Jewish cemetery and the Torah Scrolls from Khartoum to Jerusalem. This film reveals the unusual journey of the sacred books from the Sudan to make known how this most enigmatic community has kept its identity.

    History’s Ultimate Nomads – Portugal. This visual journey through Jewish Portugal recollects their heritage of first being Jews and later as New Christians. Though the present Jewish community of Portugal is one of the smallest in the world, many Portuguese veins runs with Jewish blood.

    SpainHistory’s Ultimate Nomads – Spain. For 1500 years, Jews on the Iberian Peninsula played a significant role in the flourishing civilizations created by Muslims and Christians alike, becoming the largest and most distinguished Jewish community in Europe. But in 1492, they were expelled. This visual journey through Jewish Spain recollects the drama that took place 500 years ago through the eyes of present day Spain–its sights, sounds and people.

    Skate Skate to Survive. A moving film about the artistry and struggle of Ellen Burka; world renowned Canadian figure skater. She recounts her life from pre-war Amsterdam, to Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps, and finally to becoming a world skating celebrity.

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  • Black Over White. The concert in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is not just another performance by the band Idan Raichel Project, but...

    Klezmer On Fish Street. A look at the Jewish culture that thrives in 21st century Poland, despite the...

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