The Look of Silence

The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.

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Catalogue

Yoel, Israel and the Pashkavils

Yoel Krause is an anti-Zionist who has been collecting pashkavils for 20 years and has over 20,000 in his possession. Israel Kletzkin is different: charismatic, talented, a joker and savvy businessman, who put in a bid and became the official pashkavil paster of the city of Jerusalem. Both men are believers who will not compromise their respective ways of life.

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Yes, Miss Commander!

Social acceptance in modern Israel depends largely on one’s military service. Troubled youth—particularly those convicted of misdemeanor crimes—are not drafted into the army; thus preventing them from overcoming the past and integrating into mainstream society.

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Years of Blood

Marking Lebanon in August of 2006 as both the starting and ending point, this film takes us through the bloody terrain of the Middle East over the past six years.

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Where the Drum Is Beating

In Haiti, there is one band that has seen it all: Septentrional. For six decades this 20 piece band has been making beautiful music- a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian vodou beats, and turns out thousands of fans each time it plays. This film offers a deeper understanding into the survival of Haitian culture and Septentrional through the country’s turbulent history.

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When I Came Home

Today in America over 300,000 veterans are homeless. Nearly half of them served in Vietnam. In 2002 filmmaker Dan Lohaus set off across the US to document the lives of homeless Vietnam veterans and listen to their stories.

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Watermarks

This is the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish sports club, Hakoah Vienna. Hakoah (“Strength” in Hebrew) was founded in 1909, in response to the notorious Aryan Paragraph, which most Austrian sports clubs adopted forbidding the acceptance of Jewish athletes as their members.

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Wadi, 10 Years Later (Wadi, Dix Ans Apres)

Ten years after his first Wadi, Amos Gitai takes up again the tale of the inhabitants of Wadi Rushmia. The former protagonists are still there. Their living conditions have deteriorated and new Russian immigrants have arrived and settled. The circumstances and individual stories reflect the political and social situation of the region, which has deteriorated.

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Wadi Grand Canyon 2001

Twenty years after his first “Wadi,” Amos Gitai returns for the third time to Wadi Rushmia. The site has been almost entirely destroyed by real-estate developers. Yussuf and his wife, guardians of the place and of its history, still live there… ‘Wadi Grand Canyon’ is composed of three films shot in 1981, 1991 and 2001 on the Wadi Rushmia site.

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