Yiddish

The Fiddle

About the Film 
A young shtetl boy longs to play the fiddle over the objections of his traditional father, in this delightful animated prequel to the Sholem Aleichem story, narrated by Yiddish stage actor Mike Burstyn.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
8 minutes

The Mover

About the Film 
Latvia’s Oscar entry, this gripping, ominous drama tells of real worker Žanis Lipke—Latvia’s Schindler—honored for his courage during WWII. Žanis and his wife are unlikely heroes, suffering under the Soviets and Germans. When the Nazis begin moving Jews from a nearby ghetto into forced-labor camps, Žanis embarks on a covert mission to save them from certain death.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
87 minutes

Purity

About the Film 
A New York City Hasidic undertaker struggles to balance the piety of his lonely vocation with his deep longing for human connection, in this bittersweet tale where flesh is both sacred and profane.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
16 minutes