Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought, Emory University
AJFF's Short Programs represent an international collection of narrative and documentary films, ranging from 40 to just a few minutes in length. Each program blends a variety of genres, styles, and subject matter.
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.
Oscar-winner Jean-Claude Carrière stars in this ominous, heart-rending drama about an unscrupulous art dealer who exploits Jewish collectors in Nazi-occupied Paris, inspired by a Stefan Zweig short story.