Triad Jewish Film Festival
400 Miles to Freedom
An Ethiopian Israeli man breaks the 20-year silence around a brutal kidnapping he endured as a child in Sudan during his community’s exodus out of Africa, and in so doing explores issues of immigration and racial diversity in Judaism.
An ordinary American teenager faces extraordinary challenges when he sets his heart on donating equipment to young Cuban baseball players-an act of thanks to the country that saved his grandfather during the Holocaust. A heartfelt journey that shows just how difficult and complex it can be to do a simple good deed.
A young Jewish woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love with a non-Jewish man. He allows her to discover the world outside the bubble of her community, leading to an important transition in her adult life.
Before dying, Nora schemes a plan to make José, her ex-husband, take care of her corpse. But she is missing something. A mysterious photo forgotten under the bed leads to an unexpected outcome reminding us that the biggest love stories are sometimes hidden in the smallest places.
Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance
The modern alliance between African-Americans and Jewish Americans dates to the NAACP founding in 1909. Since then, both groups have endured segregation and racism. The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating, urgent call to action.
They Ain’t Ready For Me
With the organization she founded MASK (Mothers and Men Against Senseless Killings) Tamar Manasseh, a vivacious black rabbinical student is leading the fight against gun violence on the south side of Chicago. Both authentically Jewish and authentically black, she brings an understanding of both of these communities, even as she struggles for acceptance in each one.