21st Toronto Jewish Film Festival | May 1-11, 2014

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IGOR AND THE CRANES' JOURNEY / IGOR VE- MASA HA'AGURIM

A fable for cinema lovers of all ages! In the aftermath of his parents' divorce, 11-year-old Igor relishes visits with his father, an ornithologist in the Russian countryside. When his mother announces they are moving to Israel to start a new life, Igor's world is turned upside-down. Struggling to adjust to his new Israeli school, he finds solace in tracking the migration of a flock of cranes from Eastern Europe to Africa. In this feature debut, young Israeli-Russian filmmaker Evgeny Ruman (Lenin in October, TJFF 2010) proves himself dexterous at mixing light humour with a truly heartwarming story.
Guest Invited.

JOACHIM PRINZ: I SHALL NOT BE SILENT (WORK IN PROGRESS)

An invaluable portrait of Rabbi Joachim Prinz, a leading figure in the American civil rights movement. As a young rabbi in 1930s Berlin, he endured repeated arrests after openly preaching against the Nazi regime and encouraging Jews to emigrate. Expelled from Germany in 1937, Prinz arrived in the United States where he was dismayed to see racism against African Americans. As rabbi of Temple B'nai Abraham in Newark and as President of the American Jewish Congress, his passionate civil rights activism culminated in his 1963 March on Washington speech.
Guest: Jonathan Prinz
With: You Are Me (12 MIN)

RUN BOY RUN / LAUF JUNGE LAUF

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Pepe Danquart tells the true story of 9-year-old Srulik, who escaped from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942 and learned to survive in the nearby woods, until the harshness of the winter forced him to seek shelter. Changing his name to Jurek, he passed himself off as a Christian war orphan. A superb film adaptation based on Uri Orlev's 2004 novel, featuring exceptional performances and stunning cinematography.


Co-presented with: Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre

 

 

 

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