IJWC YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS 

Due to the popularity of our year-round events, we are continuing our Year-Round Film Subscription, which provides “one-stop” ticket purchasing. For $95 plus a fee of $5.75 to help cover our streaming costs, we will automatically add all year-round events from November 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023 to your virtual “library” on our streaming platform. While this subscription does not include a pass to the 2023 EBIJFF, it will provide you with outstanding monthly programming that you can’t get elsewhere, as well as a marked discount of over 25% over individual ticket purchases. 

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Our Year-Round, virtual programming will include films and speakers each month (excluding March when our Virtual Festival will take place). Our upcoming line-up includes:

 

  • November: Disobedience--A feature film that focuses on the humanitarian work during WWII of Portuguese Consul General Aristedes de Sousa Mendes. Speakers Robert Jacobvitz and Sheila Abranches will talk about how they brought the life-saving story of the late diplomat to the attention of the world. 

 

  • December: Around the World with Fred goes to post-WWI Ukraine. Historian Fred Rosenbaum will provide valuable insights into the emotionally powerful drama Anton that takes place in Ukraine just after WWI and features the real life character, Leon Trotsky. 

 

  • January: Exodus 91 reveals the behind-the-scenes, true story of the massive 1991 airlift, Operation Solomon, that brought thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. Also in January, a 60-minute documentary of the early career of Ethiopian-Israeli actor/dancer Tzivka Iskias along with an interview with him.

  • February: The Dove Flyer with journalist Avi Shilon. From 1950 to 1951, one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world ceased to exist. During that period, close to 130,000 Jews left Iraq for Israel, following a surge in antisemitism. This powerfully moving drama, based on a book by the same name, follows teenager Kabi in Baghdad, as he joins a Zionist underground group after his uncle his imprisoned by authorities. The Dove Flyer paints a complex portrait of an ancient and vibrant community that embraced the surrounding culture but at the same time feared for its safety.

  • April: Around the World with Fred goes to WWII Norway to dig deep into the back story of Betrayed, examining the history of the country’s Jewish community, both before, during and after WWII. Based on a true story, this haunting WWII saga follows the Braude family’s struggle as the life they knew and loved in Norway was ripped from them. Along with hundreds of other Norwegian Jews, they were rounded up and sent to work camps or in November 1942 to Auschwitz. Betrayed also presents an indictment of the Norwegian government and police in aiding the persecution of the country’s Jewish citizens. 

  • May: Our A Wider Lens series, presented in partnership with A Wider Bridge and the Consulate General of Israel, will stream The Therapy and/or another LGBTQ+ friendly film. And later in MayBarren. Feigi and Naftali are a childless young, ultra-Orthodox couple who face a crisis after a traumatic treatment for barrenness. When they realize that a rabbi who calls himself a “barren healer” has abused their trust, they must deal with unresolved secrets and fundamental questions about religion and faith. Adult themes. Speaker: TBD. 

  • June: In Cinema at War (Part II), EBIJFF Director Riva Gambert examines how Nazi Germany used its film industry to propagandize before and during WWII. Plus the hard-to-believe documentary Speer Goes to Hollywood. There is certainly no “hero” in this mesmerizing documentary, as the main protagonist is Albert Speer, an architect, a good friend of Adolf Hitler, and Nazi Germany’s Minister of Armaments and War Production. In 1971, Speer is approached by Paramount Studios, which wants to adapt his memoir for the screen. This film is based on more than 40 hours of revealing conversations between a studio screenwriter and Speer, during which the war criminal whitewashes his involvement in Nazi atrocities and maintains that he knew nothing of the Holocaust. Eventually, the movie was not made. Speer Goes to Hollywood premiered at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival and won major international awards. 

  • Summer 2023: Another of our popular Around the World with Fred events and a discussion about banned books that were made into films.

Upcoming 2022-23 IJWC Year-Round Programs

  • ANTON & AROUND THE WORLD WITH FRED: UKRAINE
    Dec 11, 7:00 PM PST – Dec 16, 11:59 PM PST
    Zoom Lecture & Film Streaming on Eventive
    Lecture by Fred Rosenbaum followed by streaming of the film "Anton"
  • EXODUS 91
    Jan 12, 2023, 12:00 AM PST – Jan 16, 2023, 11:59 PM PST
    Film Streaming on Eventive & Zoom Talk
    ON THE WINGS OF EAGLES: A 4-event program focusing on the Ethiopian Jewish Community. NOTE: If not redirected automatically to registration site, use the link in "About the Event" section below to sign up.
  • TZVIKA
    Jan 12, 2023, 12:01 AM PST – Jan 17, 2023, 12:00 AM PST
    Film Streaming on Eventive & Interview
    Companion film to EXODUS 91 and part of 4-event program on the Ethiopian Jewish Community. NOTE: If not redirected automatically to registration site, use the link in "About the Event" section below to sign up.