Shalom Italia by Tamar Anati

Shalom Italia [is differentiated] from similar documentaries because of its various perspectives and its lighter, hopeful tone.” — Gerri Miller, Jewish Journal

Shalom Italia is not your typical Holocaust movie. The documentary … is as much a fascinating family drama and rumination on memory as it is about surviving the war.” — Curt Schleier, Forward

Joe’s Violin by Kahane Cooperman

“Historical, heartwarming and deeply profound.” — Yohana Desta, Vanity Fair

“Intergenerational friendships aren’t the YouTube hits of interspecies friendships – but [Joe’s Violin] might help change that.” — Amber Jamieson, The Guardian

“We could all benefit by asking how we can create our own “Joe’s Violin” moment.” — Gillian Tett, Financial Times

“Framed with deceptive simplicity, this is a charming little documentary whose brilliance stems from Cooperman’s awareness of when to stand back and let things happen.” — Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film

“A delightfully wonderful short-film documentary … the documentary uses a perfect combination of music, footage and Joe’s very warm voice to tell Joe’s story.” — Anthony Ray Bench, Film Threat

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