Between Two Worlds

The film begins at the 2009 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, and the fallout that occurred over the screening of the documentary about activist Rachel Corrie, a film critical of Israel. The event released a flood of emotions, with charges of anti-Semitism and self-hatred, McCarthyism and witch-hunts. Filmed in the United States and Israel, Between Two Worlds is a personal documentary that explores the divisions that are redefining Jewish identity and politics. The filmmakers’ own families are battlegrounds over loyalty to Israel, interpretations of the Holocaust, intermarriage and a conversion to Islam, and a secret Communist past. As in their previous film Blacks and Jews (TJFF 2002), directors Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow offer a sensitive and thoughtful analysis of a complex and multisided subject. http://www.tjff.com/film-info.php?id=347

Year:
2011
Length:
70 minutes
Country:
Director:
Deborah Kaufman, Alan Snitow

Shown at

  1. 19th Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam - 2013
  2. 19th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  3. 22nd Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  4. Columbus Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  5. Shreveport Jewish Film Festival - 2011

3 Responses

  1. Rosalyn ominsky says:

    I would like to rent this film

  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    The film is thought-provoking and controversial, to say the least: Should Jews be allowed to criticize other Jews? Should they be allowed to embrace Palestinians? Is intermarriage disloyal, immoral?

    http://curious.kcrw.com/2012/02/new-documentary-probes-the-jewish-question

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