Our Hebrews / The Pirate Toledano / When a Flame Stands Still
Taste of the Fest: Part II (with Cafe Europa). Taste of the Fest: (a special international sampler of short films!) Short films are an increasingly popular art form. But a really good short is rare. A mix of vibrant storytelling, this exceptional collection highlights very Jewish and personal stories.
Directed by Naor Meningher
Documentary Short /Israel/2016/22 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
'Little Jerusalem', that is how the locals refer to the town of Pitigliano in southern Tuscany, because of its striking resemblance to Israel's ancient city. Through the medieval stone walls, the fascinating story of 400 years of harmonic co-existence between Jews and Christians is told for the first time, leading to the heroic acts done by the locals during the time of the Holocaust.
THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO
Directed by Arnon Z. Shorr
Narrative Short /USA/2017/7 minutes
Pirate Captain Toledano interrogates a stowaway, a refugee from the Spanish Inquisition.The lad wants to become a pirate to plunder Spanish ships. The Captain must decide whether to make the stowaway a pirate, or to make him walk the plank.
WHEN A FLAME STANDS STILL
Directed by Michael Mike Canon
Narrative Short /USA/2016/18 minutes
Yiddish with English subtitles
As the love between a young Jewish couple gets warmer, the heat of the Holocaust rises... and as their touch gets closer, so does the Gestapo.
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