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.
The story of Nicolai begins in a tiny, remote village in the Romanian region of Moldavia. With the collapse of communism, Nicolai – like many thousands of other villagers – suddenly found himself out of work, so he decided to seek his fortune overseas, far from his family and home. As his story unfolds, the film raises ethical questions about life in Israel and the kind of law that defines Israel’s national identity.
Finally released after years in prison, a sixty-year-old man must come to grips with the fact that his family has abandoned him. Forced to face his freedom alone, he discovers one day that he has a daughter. She is his one chance to make up for his past and achieve his final redemption.
Summer vacation is over and 26 kids arrive to school fearful of their notoriously strict new teacher, Irena. Russian born Irena immigrated to Israel with her son and husband who died shortly after. She faces the challenge of teaching the third grade in one of the most difficult neighborhoods in Jerusalem where poverty, violence and unemployment are widespread
Racing Hearts follows four unlikely teams on their epic journey to conquer the world’s largest relay race Hood to Coast. A celebration of personal determination and the power of family and friends, Racing Hearts proves that you’re never too old or too young to attempt the extraordinary.
About 150 medical patients a day seek an unbiased second opinion from an unusual rabbi, self-educated in medicine. He can change the way the patients are treated with a single phone call, often to world-renowned experts in their fields. Admired by some doctors and harshly criticized by others, he remains a fascinating phenomenon in the tangled web of modern medicine.