2021 SHORTS A-Z

 

SHORTS B

Sunday, 21 November 2021, 3:20pm

 

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  • Caught in the Web

    Caught in the Web

    Director: Rona Segal | Israel | 2021 | Short/ Documentary | Hebrew / English subtitles | 27 min

    Screening:
    Sunday, 21 November, 3:20pm
    SYNOPSIS:
    While Ultra-Orthodox Rabbis were able to successfully ban television and national Radio from their communities, they are losing the battle against the digital world. This revealing documentary analyzes how online culture has been gradually adopted by many factions of the Haredi community – fundamentally changing the fabric of Ultra-Orthodox society with surprising results.

  • Letters to God

    Letters to God

    Director: Yves Cohen | France / Israel | 2019 | Short / Drama | Hebrew / English subtitles | 15 min

    Screening:
    Sunday, 21 November, 3:20pm

    SYNOPSIS:
    Since his daughter’s death, Moshe lives alone, rejecting his wife whom he blames for the tragedy. He accepts a job from the Jerusalem post office, unaware that it is for a very special division: The Department of Letters to God. Through these letters, Moshe faces humanityas most private and sometimes fanciful wishes. A series of strange events will transform this non-believer and lead him to discover how the path to forgiveness can bring peace.

  • Paradise

    Paradise

    Director: Asaf Saban | Israel | 2021 | Short | Arabic / Hebrew / English subtitles | 32 min

    Screening:
    Sunday, 21 November, 3:20pm

    SYNOPSIS:
    After years of living in Berlin, young Palestinian Ali lands in Israel for a home visit. Following a cold welcome at the airport, he decides to seek some peace and quiet on a short vacation in the Sinai Desert. When a group of young Israeli Jewish tourists mistakes him for one of them, Ali is forced to reflect on his true identity.

  • Space Torah

    Space Torah

    Director: Rob Cooper | USA | 2020 | Short / Documentary | English | 25 min

    Screening:
    Sunday, 21 November, 3:20pm

    SYNOPSIS:
    NASAas first Jewish male astronaut, Dr Jeffrey Hoffman, brought the first Torah into space. This short explores the series of events leading up to that moment as well as the enduring meaning of Dr. Hoffmanas journey for Jews and non-Jews all over the world.

    AWARDS
    Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2021 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

    SUPPORTED by The United States Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macau

     

  • White Eye

    White Eye

    Director: Tomer Shushan | Israel | 2019 | Short / Documentary | Hebrew / English subtitles | 21 min

    Screening:
    Sunday, 21 November, 3:20pm

    SYNOPSIS:
    While combing the city’s streets to find his precious white bicycle, Omer spots the stolen item locked up outside a building. As he tries to find a way to take it back, the new owner Yunes arrives. Before they know it, the police have become involved.

    AWARDS
    2021 Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the Oscars