Greenhorn

A young Holocaust survivor named Daniel arrives in 1946 at a Brooklyn yeshiva. He is befriended by Aaron, a boy with a stutter, and the two of them stand up to the bullies who make fun of them—Aaron because of his stutter and Daniel because of the small box (with its terrible secret) that he won't let out of his sight.

Year:
2015
Length:
25 minutes
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Director:
Tom Whitus
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Shown at

  1. 13º Festival Internacional de Cine Judio Mexico - 2016

3 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    From Novel to Movie: Greenhorn by Anna Olswanger
    In 2014 I co-produced a short indie film adaptation of the novel. The film premiered at the Landmark NuArt Theatre in L.A. and at The Museum of Tolerance in New York. It was named the 2015 Audience Award Winner for Best Short Film Drama at the Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival in Memphis, and subsequently aired on public television in Memphis and Kentucky. In February, 2016, it was part of the Festival Internacional De Cine Judio en Mexico and will screen on March 27, 2016 at the International Children’s Film Festival at L.A.’s WonderCon.
    http://www.darcypattison.com/authors/novel-movie/

  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    Greenhorn
    Not being Jewish, or knowing much about the Jewish culture, I found it hard to understand many of the words used. However, there is a vocabulary list of these words and I would strongly recommend having the students learn those before reading. It will definitely enhance the readers comprehension of the events. The illustrations enhance the reading material and give fourth grade readers a nice break within the pages. The publisher, NewSouth, has made an extensive Discussion Guide for families and Classroom Guide for teachers (http://www.newsouthbooks.com/greenhorn). When you are ready to introduce the Holocaust to your students, Greenhorn will bring the students in gently.
    http://4thgradereading.net/blog/2013/06/24/greenhorn/

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