In 2010, when Spain was crowned the champion at the World Cup in South Africa, the national team of Spain, La Roja, was made up of bitter rival players from the Barcelona and Madrid teams. Yet despite this, La Roja is being held as a symbol of a united Spain and of a Utopian national identity. The film uses this complicated new combination of ethnicities and loyalties as a metaphor to explore Spain’s hopes for a new future.
Once described by Mahatma Gandhi as “a pillar of light in a subcontinent lost in darkness,” Kashmir has become a land of terror and despair; suffering under the strain of constant violence and human rights violations. This film tells the story of a new generation of young Muslim Kashmiris who, after years of armed resistance, decided to lay down their arms and start a nonviolent resistance movement in the hope of finally achieving peace and independence.
In 1961, Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann faced trial in Jerusalem. What is less known is that while the defendant was presented before a worldwide audience, numerous other trials were taking place far from the public eye. The defendants in these trials were Jews, holocaust survivors, accused of collaboration with the Nazis.
In the summer of 2006 Jerusalem was to host, for the first time in history, the World Pride events, which were to culminate in a traditional gay pride parade. The planned events stirred turmoil in the politically complex city. Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious leaders banned together in an uncompromising battle against what they said would “defile the holy city.”
A series of interviews with American Jews: Saul Bellow (Noble Prize in literature); I.F. Stone; A. Farbstein, who was Trostky’s secretary; the Levi-Strauss Family. These interviews investigate Jewish identity and how to define it as well as the issues of roots and immigration in both the US and Israel.
This is the story of a house in West Jerusalem. It was abandoned during the 1948 war by its owner, a Palestinian doctor, requisitioned by the Israeli government as “vacant,” rented to Jewish Algerian immigrants in 1956 and purchased by a university professor who undertakes its transformation into a patrician villa.