The true portrait of Anne Frank both before and after she went into
hiding. Get to know her before the war. Experience the challenges of those
who risked their lives to keep her safe. Explore the mystery of who
betrayed the Frank family and what happened next.
Family members, childhood friends and the people who hid the Franks
bring life to the girl behind the diary. Academy Award winning documentary
narrated by Kenneth Branagh with selections from Anne's diary read by
Glenn Close. German, Dutch and English with English subtitles.
This totally original dreamlike film "notebook" features Annie Lennox
of The Eurythmics in an imaginative exploration of the Golem myth. The
myth of the statue made of clay that comes to life becomes a platform for
a parable about the art of filmmaking and the creative process.
Fifty years after the Holocaust, Zev Carpati is the sole Jewish
survivor of that period in his Ukrainian community. While there are other
Jewish people living in this region, they have largely lost their history
and traditions, and look to "Uncle Zev" for continuity. This a documentary
film about that man: a musician, historian and storyteller. It also
explores the common situation of both Gypsies and Jews in the region,
which in the past 80 years has belonged to the Austrian Empire,
Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union. It is now part of the Ukraine. One
highlight shows Zev taking a donated Torah scroll to his birth community;
the moment shows clearly what has been lost and what still remains.
Initially mocked and ridiculed at his attempt to rise within British government, Benjamin Disraeli used his fame as a writer of scandalous novels and his charm with influential women to make remarkable strides in Parliament. He eventually became the first and only Jewish-born Prime minister to serve in the history of Britain.
Chosen by a dictator to record affairs of state, photographer Evgueni
Khaldei made the most of a job he was not free to refuse. This man of
Jewish heritage chronicled the major events in Stalin's repressive Soviet
regime, including its persecution of Jews and Gypsies, artists and
political dissidents. Khaldei's famous images of events, including the
trial at Nuremberg and the fall of the Reichstag, remain compelling
reminders of that era in the history of the Soviet Union. Khaldei's return
to his native land is chronicled by director Wajnberg, as the photographer
seeks to put history and his own works into perspective. The program
features many of Khaldei's outstanding images.
Examination of the life and work of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo,
told principally through many of the approximately seventy self portraits
in which the artist charted not only physical changes, but also the events
in her life, including love, loss, politics, and the consuming
relationship with her husband, Diego Rivera.
In 1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Yiddish language writer and American
national, received the Nobel Prize for literature. His works have been
translated into 24 languages and several of his best known books have been
adapted as films, including Yentl and Enemies. The program presents
Singer's life story, examines the social and political events which
influenced his work, and includes commentary, archival documents and rare
interviews. Part of the Great Writers series.
This film portrait, made shortly before the death of Chagall in 1985,
takes the viewer on a journey through time and place on the trail of this
enigmatic artist. Eventually to become the grand old man of French
painting, Chagall began life in a Jewish ghetto in Russia. He escaped the
restrictions of his background and moved to Paris, where he rubbed
shoulders with artists such as Matisse, Leger and Dufy. There he began to
create the floating surrealistic style which has remained his hallmark.
Part of the Portrait of an Artist series.
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