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Divan: Diṿan

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"As a teenager, filmmaker Pearl Gluck left her [Hasidic] Jewish community in Brooklyn for secular life in Manhattan. Many years later, Pearl's father has one wish: that she marry and return to the community . Pearl, however, takes a more creative approach to mend the breach. She travels to Hungary to retrieve a turn-of-the-century family heirloom: a couch upon which esteemed rabbis once slept. En route for the ancestral divan, Pearl encounters a colorful cast of characters who provide guidance and inspiration, including a couch exporter, her ex-Communist cousin in Budapest, a pair of Hungarian-American matchmakers and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews...a documentary parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and cultural re-upholstery."--Container.
DVD
2005; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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L'chayim, Comrade Stalin!

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In 1928, Stalin created the world's first Jewish state in Siberia called the Jewish Autonomus Region (J.A.R.) where young idealists from many nations built a homeland rich in Jewish culture. By 1948, the Jewish population had peaked at 45,000. With Birobidzhan as its capital, it was home to Yiddish schools, theaters, publications and synagogues. This documentary features interviews with pioneer settlers, current residents, footage from Russian archives and scenes from the Soviet propaganda film, Seekers of happiness.
DVD
2005; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Trembling Before G-D

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"An unprecedented feature documentary that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious fundamentalism. Built around intimately told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays people who face a profound dilemma"--Container.
DVD
2003; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Family Scenes: Stones and M16s, a Settler's Story of Samaria

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The controversial situation of the Jewish settlers in Palestine (beyond the "green line"), is represented through the everyday life of the Oppenheim family. The action goes back 15 years before the 1992 election, when the Labour Party won against the Likud Party.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)