Shorts Program 1

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes five separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

Shimala

About the Film 

The hopes, dreams and ultimate despair of an Ethiopian migrant family, separated by a continent and now reunited in Israel, are movingly told through lyrical animation. Based on a true story.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
9 minutes

Habesha

About the Film 

Ethiopian Jews share their personal firsthand accounts of life in the Holy Land. Produced as part of the Jerusalem Film Workshop for young filmmakers that includes Atlanta cinematographer Bailey Softness.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
13 minutes

Across the Line

About the Film 

An unexpected encounter and series of farcical mix-ups between a young religious Jew and a Palestinian hitchhiker lead to a lesson in communication and friendship.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
30 minutes

Chad Gadya

About the Film 

The traditional Passover song, vividly brought to life through a meticulous confection of spinning matzahs and animated embroidery, featuring cantorial singing sensation Moishe Oysher.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
3 minutes

Stitchers: Tapestry of Spirit

About the Film 

Women artisans of different faiths and parts of the world join together in an ambitious and unifying project to recreate the entire Torah scroll in needlepoint.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
16 minutes