Four Jewish-themed, award-winning documentary films produced in the United States and Israel will be shown on five consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. beginning Jan. 15 at the Jewish Cultural Center. Individual tickets are $10 per person and $3 for students with ID. Admission includes complimentary popcorn and a soft drink.
These films have garnered international film awards and nominations, and have received recognition at film festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.
Jan. 15 Carvalho’s Journey
Story of photographer Solomon Nunes Carvalho’s 1853 journey to the West. A Sephardic Jew from Charleston, S.C. travels with John Fremont meeting mountain men and Native Americans.
Jan. 22 Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles
This is the story of how the musical came to be including interviews with the show’s creators and excerpts from various productions.
Jan. 29 Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
The story of Ben Ferencz who was one of the chief prosecutors of the Nuremberg Trials after World War II and his career dedicated to the world of justice.
Feb. 5 Picture of His Life
The story of former Israeli Elite Commando turned wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum’s quest to record a swimming polar bear, with incredible images.
A committee of dedicated volunteers reviews an average of 20 films each year in order to choose four documentary films. Films screened at major national and international film festivals, those recommended by peers throughout the United States, and those brought to the committee’s attention by filmmakers are included in the selection process.
The Jewish Cultural Center is at 5461 North Terrace Road.