Shorts - An eclectic program to entertain, engage and enlighten.

CLOSE THE SHUTTERS  Israel, 5 minutes

A young man tries to hold on to the image of his sick grandfather by piecing together fragments of memories he has of him.

 

AN AVERAGE STORY  Israel, 18 minutes

Avi Cohen has been informed he is the most average man who ever lived. Overnight he becomes a national icon and celebrity. Urged by his wife, they turn the situation into a business that goes awry.

 

KID YAMAKA  USA 14 minutes

Profiles up-and-coming boxer Zachary “Kid Yamaka” Wohlman and his path to personal redemption through boxing, Judaism, and sobriety.

 

THE TRANSFER  Israel, 22 minutes

An Israeli commissioned officer and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young officer to surpass himself to solve the situation.

 

A TALE OF A WOMAN AND A ROBE   Israel, 30 minutes

The Mikveh ritual is the final step in joining Judaism. Converts are required to immerse themselves in the Mikveh (bath) in the presence of three rabbinical judges. Women wear nothing but a robe. This ceremony served as the basis for the “‘A Tale of a Woman and a Robe- Ritual Immersion of Female Converts”, video art performance and exhibit at Tel Aviv Artist’s House in 2013

 

WENDY’S SHABBAT   USA  4 minutes  

A human interest story featuring Palm Desert Sun City seniors connecting with their Jewish roots for Shabbat at Wendy’s.

 

COMPARTMENTS   GERMANY  15 minutes 

A young Israeli woman wants to move abroad – to Germany of all places. Her father, son of Holocaust survivors, is horrified by her decision. Haunting memories, shadows of the past have been imprinted on them both for years.