Shorts Program 2

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.

Open Your Eyes

About the Film 

A son takes his mother to the eye doctor for a routine exam, their tense and emotional visit laying bare the distrust and prejudice underpinning the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
14 minutes

El Hara

About the Film 

A haunting snapshot of the once bustling Jewish quarter of Tunis, all but vanished after 700 years, punctuated by the timeless prose of celebrated Tunisian-Jewish writer Albert Memmi.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
16 minutes

The Outer Circle

About the Film 

As four generations of British-Iraqi Jews gather for a sumptuous holiday feast, a young couple is confronted with the problematic realities of interfaith relationships and cultural disparities.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
13 minutes

The Driver Is Red

About the Film 

A riveting account of the hunt by Israeli secret service for a notorious Nazi fugitive in the remote outskirts of Buenos Aires, a case that would send shockwaves around the world, imaginatively illustrated through striking hand-drawn animation.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
15 minutes

Devil Wears a Suit

About the Film 

A provocative, award-winning science fiction drama in which a traumatized Orthodox teenager must decide whether to submit to a so-called cure for homosexuality, or forever face rejection by his community. Note: Contains adult situations and strong scenes of sexuality.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
20 minutes