DocuJews in Sheffield
by: Leslie Bunder FILED UNDER DAILY JEWS >>
Tell Them Who You Are
Sheffield is probably best known throughout the world as the home setting for the hit movie The Full Monty, but for those who are fans of documentary films, it is also home to the annual Sheffield International Documentary Festival.
The 12th event will takes place from October 10 to October 16 and features a number of Jewish and Israeli themes.
Getting its world premiere is the rather bizarre Philip and His Seven Wives. The story of a messianic "rabbi" who thinks he is a Hebrew King living in Brighton.
Avenge But One of My Two Eyes gets its UK debut. The film looks at Israel and the Palestinian territories and explores the founding of the state of Israel.
Seeds shows how 10 teenagers from Israel, Palestine, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan come together for three weeks at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine.
Tell Them Who You Are takes a look at Jewish cinematographer Haskell Wexler who won Oscars for such films as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Bound For Glory. The film is made by his photojournalist son Mark.