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Screening Information

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 2021
Running Time 105 MIN
Language English, Hebrew
Subtitles English
Director Jason Sherman

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Official Selection, Hot Docs Film Festival 2021


Celebrated Toronto playwright and filmmaker Jason Sherman goes to Israel to search for the tree that was planted there in his name on the occasion of his bar mitzvah at Toronto’s Beth Tikvah Synagogue forty years ago. His travels take him to parks and forests throughout the country, and what begins with a simple objective leads to some complex and surprising discoveries revolving around a conservation area called Canada Park. In his thoughtful personal documentary, Sherman speaks to a cross-section of voices as he tries to figure out what to do about his findings, and how it affects his connection to Israel.

“Sherman wisely never succumbs to polemic or screed. He instead lets his participants share their views on these complicated and intertwined subjects to invite an open conversation…It’s a film that above all highlights the need to listen and to engage.” (POV Magazine) 

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Online Discussion on Sunday, October 17 at 7:00PM with Director Jason Sherman, moderated by Gilad Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of JAYU.

Presentation Details

Screening available From Thursday, October 14 (at 12:01AM) to Sunday, October 17 (at 11:59PM)
Household Tickets $12