Canada

The Accountant of Auschwitz

About the Film 

As a new generation of investigators seeks to atone for past sins and test the limits of international law and historical reconciliation, this reconstruction of the controversial war crimes trial of an elderly former Auschwitz guard raises thorny moral and legal questions over his complicity and fitness to stand trial.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
78 minutes

Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal

About the Film 

Canadian funnymen and best friends return to their hometown to explore their heritage by eating their way across the city, in this charming and jocular nosh-umentary, a warm-hearted, affectionate tour of Montreal eateries with a pair of hilarious and hungry guides with a bottomless appetite for great food and witty conversation.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
62 minutes

From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo Geniza

About the Film 

Manuscripts unearthed in a sacred storeroom in an Old Cairo synagogue uncloak secrets of a vanished civilization, in this remarkable account of scholars’ painstaking efforts to translate and preserve the astonishing find.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
92 minutes

Love, Gilda

About the Film 

Through laughter and tears, trailblazing Saturday Night Live comedienne Gilda Radner narrates her too-brief life story, in this affectionate and privileged look at a beloved, brilliant comic superstar who exuded positivity even in the darkest times, and who continues to inspire a new generation of fans and performers.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
88 minutes

My Yiddish Papi

About the Film 
Tinged with melancholy and regret, a young Franco-Canadian animator-­cartoonist recalls her late grandfather’s unanswered phone call, in this poignant and powerful story of family history preserved through personal illustration.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
7 minutes

The Oslo Diaries

About the Film 

The secret process behind the failed Oslo Accords—the unsanctioned and unprecedented talks that nearly secured an elusive Mideast peace—is restaged to rivet­ing, emotional effect, in this powerful, tragic reminder of the yet unfinished journey toward peace for the Israeli and Palestinian people.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
97 minutes

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

About the Film 

This riveting and affecting anthem to a human rights pioneer, profiles the diminutive, unsung hero who was Chief Prosecutor and put mass-murdering Nazi Einsatzgruppen members on trial at the historic Nuremburg Trials.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
83 minutes