The Chosen

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The Chosen
The Chosen
74 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany, United Kingdom, Israel, USA
Program: The Chosen

An alternately engrossing and entertaining overview of the vast range of Jewish experience, this package of short stories revolving around what it means to be a Jew draws upon family life, history, current events and the Holocaust to etch an indelible portrait of a people who persevere through strength, wisdom and the occasional mitzvah.


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Benjamin's Struggle   

Benjamin's Struggle
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A 9-year-old German Jewish boy chances upon the highly-prized original manuscript of Hitler's Mein Kampf, and begins a lifelong quest.... more



Diet Leibovich   

Diet Leibovich
20 min.
The filmmaker takes a loving look at her big eccentric family.... more



Distant Memory (Maries Lächeln)   

Distant Memory (Maries Lächeln)
Germany, 2005, 10 min.
In Nazi Germany, young Marie meets a Jewish clown who gives away balloons for the price of a smile. But Marie cannot satisfy Jakob's wish. Through a tragic misunderstanding the situation escalates and for a while it seems as if Marie will have to owe him her smile forever.... more



Happy Birthday Yemima   

Happy Birthday Yemima
Israel, 2005, 20 min.
Yemima’s family believes that she is the reincarnation of her late grandmother. Yemima plays this role with devotion, taking care of her Dad and all the family. But on the evening of her 28th birthday, the house pipes all burst, and a plumber disrupts the family delusion.... more



The Substitute (The Hayelet Bodeda)   

The Substitute (The Hayelet Bodeda)
Israel, 19 min.
In this riveting drama, Zohara is an Israeli soldier on an isolated military base who is about to get a much-anticipated transfer. Her hopes are shattered when her substitue appears to be suicidal.... more



Wolves In The Woods (Woelfe Im Wald)   

Wolves In The Woods (Woelfe Im Wald)
USA, 2005, 7 min.
It's a beautiful day for a game of hide-and-seek. A young boy counts, children scatter into the woods, and five-year-old Katrina finds the perfect hiding spot. But there is more at play in the woods than children. An innocent game may have deadly consequences.... more



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