DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
(77 min)

A collection of short works that reveals that nothing is ever really what it seems. The films range from meditations on newfangled technologies, to an accounting of how the NY Times missed the biggest story of the century, and a novel take on familiar psalms. The old adage has never rung truer – judging books, people, or even mythology at first glance can often be misleading, if not altogether perilous.

  AUSCHWITZ ON MY MIND
Dir. Assaf Machnes
(16min, Israel/Poland/UK, 2012)
In Hebrew with English Subtitles,
Narrative Short

Roy, a young Israeli teenager, visits Poland on a school trip between death camps and memorials. However, for Roy, Holocaust remembrance is not the only purpose of the Journey.

   
BAREA
Dir. Vincent Moloi (15min, South Africa, 2013)
Narrative Short

Long after his friends and family have moved on, Jewish pensioner Aaron Zukerman remains in his inner-city apartment, his world getting ever smaller and smaller, as the city closes in on his memories and happiness.
   
  COHEN ON THE TELEPHONE
Dir. Robert Ross
(9min, USA, 1929)
Narrative Short 

Trying to make a call and unfamiliar with the newfangled invention of the telephone, Cohen embroils himself in a comic monologue of misunderstanding.
   
  God Is Kidding
Dir. Boaz Balachsan
(7min, Israel, 2012)
In Hebrew with English Subtitles,
Documentary Short

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design students Boaz Balachsan and Dima Tretyakov recorded Israeli children from different backgrounds giving their opinions about God and faith, and interpreted their thoughts through animation.

   
PSALM 1 (G-dcast)
A new interpretation of Psalm 1, through poetry and music exploring the path of the righteous versus that of the wicked. Written and performed by Elijah Aaron and animated by Ted Newiss.

   
  PSALM 23 (G-dcast)

Psalm 23, perhaps the best known of the psalms, speaks about the valley of the shadow of death.

   
  PSALM 42 (G-dcast)

This piece was written and performed by Jina Davidovich and animated by Jeremy Shuback. It looks into Psalm 42, which poses the question ‘Where is your G-d?’

   
  PSALM 90 (G-dcast)

This piece was written and performed by Rachel Lopez Rosenberg and animated by Charlie Corriea. It looks into Psalm 90, paralleling the structure and themes of that Psalm with Rachel’s experiences as a hospice chaplain.
   
  REPORTING ON THE TIME: THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE HOLOCAUST
Dir. Emily Harrold
(18min, USA, 2013)
Documentary Short

A short documentary film inspired by Laurel Leff’s award-winning book Buried by The Times. The film explores how The New York Times handled reports of The Holocaust during World War II
   
SIREN
Dir. Jonah Bleicher
(18min, Israel/USA, 2013)
In Hebrew with English Subtitles,
Narrative Short


Based on a story by Etgar Keret, Siren follows an introverted high-school senior as he struggles to win over the girl of his dreams during Holocaust Memorial Week memorial week.








DATES AND TICKETS

Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 pm
Goethe Institut
814 Seventh Street NW at I Street
Washington, DC


 
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