Documentary films JFBB 2018

Documentary, Berlin premiere, Director: Ruth Zylberman, France 2017, 103 min, French with English subtitles | The walls of this building can speak. They recount the fate of the Jewish and non-Jewish residents of a typical Paris apartment building during the time of the occupation.

Sunday, 01. July 21:15

Documentary, Director: Alexandra Dean, USA 2017, 89 min, English with German subtitles | How the most beautiful woman in the world laid the groundwork for WiFi technology in order to beat the Nazis. | Deutschlandpremiere im Filmmuseum Potsdam am 30.6. und Berliner Premiere am 3.7. im Filmkunst 66

Saturday, 30. June 18:00

Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Sunday, 01. July 20:00
Tuesday, 03. July 20:00

Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Documentary, German premiere, Director: Jānis Putniņš, Latvia 2016, 55 min, Latvian with English subtitles | Vorfilm DIE SCHALEKS In Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Kulturforum östliches Europa | Einführung: Gudrun Holz

Wednesday, 27. June 20:00

Documentary/mockumentary, Director: Dāvis Sīmanis, Latvia 2014, 70 min, Latvian with English subtitles | A fusion of documentary essay and mockumentary that simultaneously pays tribute to historical cinematic art and the protagonists Sergei Eisenstein and Isaiah Berlin. | Guest: Director Dāvis Sīmanis in the discussion with Gudrun Holz

Friday, 29. June 20:00

Experimental documentary, world premiere, Director: Roger Deutsch, Hungary/USA/Slovakia 2018, 30 min, English | Roger Deutsch tracking down a family secret. | Guest: Director Roger Deutsch in the discussion with Petra Palmer

Wednesday, 27. June 21:15

Documentary, German premiere, Directors: Anthea Kennedy, Ian Wiblin, United Kingdom 2018, 83 min, original English version | What does it mean to lose everything and have to flee? The story of a Jewish family in Berlin whose existence was annihilated by the Nazis is unique and current at the same time. | Introduction: Prof. Gertrud Koch (FU Berlin)

Saturday, 30. June 19:00

Documentary, European premiere, Director: Rana Abu Fraiha, Israel 2017, 70 min, Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles | Guest: Director Rana Abu Fraiha in the discussion with Gitta Connemann (MdB) | Presentation: Shelly Kupferberg. In cooperation with Deutsch-Israelischen Gesellschaft

Wednesday, 27. June 19:00
Rana Abu Fraiha

Documentary, European premiere, Director: Alison Chernick, Israel/US 2017, 82 min, English with German subtitles | A portrait of violinist extraordinaire Itzhak Perlman, who laughs, cries, and prays with his violin. | In in the presence of Alison Chernick

Tuesday, 26. June 19:30
Gala with guests

Short documentary, German premiere, Director: Kahane Cooperman, USA 2016, 24 min, original English version | The film will be screened in cooperation with the American Film Showcase, a partnership between the State Department and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. (americanfilmshowcase.com). In Kooperation mit der amerikanischen Botschaft. | Begrüßung: Tamara Sternberg-Greller von der Amerikanischen Botschaft

Monday, 02. July 20:00

Documentary, Berlin premiere, Director: Eliav Lilti, Production: Arik Bernstein, Israel 2017, 87 min, Hebrew with English subtitles | In Anwesenheit des Außenministers Heiko Maas. Zu Gast: Rafi Kishon und Arik Bernstein (Creator & Produzent) im Gespräch mit Eldad Beck. | Tickets just with PREREGISTRATION with Name, Date & Place of birth at kishon@jfbb.de

Thursday, 28. June 18:30

Documentary, Directors: Anat Zeltser, Modi Bar-On, Israel 2017, 60 min, Hebrew with German subtitles | To understand what makes people tick, look at their children's books. | Guest: Director Anat Zeltser in the discussion with Sophie Albers Ben Chamo

Monday, 02. July 20:00

Documentary, Berlin premiere, Director: Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, Latvia 2016, 63 min, Russian, Hebrew, English with English subtitles | A group of 16 young people planned to flee from Leningrad to Sweden in 1970, disguised as a wedding party. | Guest: Director Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov in the discussion with Sergey Lagodinsky (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung) and Gudrun Holz

Thursday, 28. June 20:00

Documentary, Director: Fiona Murphy, United Kingdom/Iraq/Israel 2016, 72 min, original English version | The last Jews of Iraq tell the virtually unknown story of their homeland. | Guest: Edwin Shuker in the discussion with Sophie Albers Ben Chamo

Sunday, 01. July 19:00

Documentary, Director: Paula Weiman-Kelman, Israel 1999, 61 min., original English version | Ein Wiedersehen mit Alice Shalvi zum 91. Geburtstag: Eine Frau wie eine Naturgewalt, voller Inspiration und Wärme. | Zu Gast: Alice Shalvi im Gespräch mit Rabbinerin Gesa Ederberg und Bettina Jarasch (Mitglied des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin, Sprecherin für Integration und Flucht, Sprecherin für Religionspolitik)

Monday, 02. July 19:00

Documentary, Director: Ferne Pearlstein, USA 2017, 90 min, English with German subtitles | Is it okay to laugh about the Shoah? Or Hitler? Comedy heavyweights from Mel Brooks to Larry Charles to Sarah Silverman think out loud and fairly conclusively about these questions.

# JEWS NEWS TODAY
Brief news episodes were produced for the Radical Jewish Cultural Daysin Berlin in autumn 2017.

Zu Gast: Regisseurin Ferne Pearlstein (THE LAST LAUGH), Max Czollek (Drehbuch JEWS NEWS TODAY), Moritz Richard Schmidt (Regisseur JEWS NEWS TODAY) im Gespräch mit Shelly Kupferberg

Saturday, 30. June 21:15

Documentary, German premiere, Director: Ran Tal, Israel 2017, 72 min, ebrew, English, Yiddish, Arabic with English subtitles | Ran Tal explores the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and its visitors from close up and from a distance and presents the museum as a place where the most varied perceptions meet.

Thursday, 05. July 19:00

Documentary, German premiere, Director: Nirit Ben-Joseph, Germany 2018, 55 min., German, English, Hebrew with English subtitles | By chance, Israeli tour guide Nirit Ben-Joseph encounters a distant relative in Berlin, beginning a journey into her unknown family history. | Guest: Director Nirit Ben-Joseph in the discussion with Petra Palmer

Wednesday, 27. June 21:15