Shorts Program 3

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.

Wendy's Shabbat

About the Film 

A joyful group of seniors captures the spirit of Shabbat in their own unique way, gathering at a fast food restaurant to light candles and say prayers over hamburgers and fries.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
10 minutes

Bagels in the Blood

About the Film 

A fiercely dedicated, third-generation owner of a popular wood-fired bagel shop, nestled in the Mile End neighborhood of Montreal, passes on the enduring, bittersweet story behind a century-old family business.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
5 minutes

Rebel

About the Film 

Trapped amid meddling neighbors in an insular and religiously restrictive 1950s Greek community in south Tel Aviv, a despairing woman faces an impossible choice between her personal freedom, and motherhood within an abusive marriage.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
17 minutes

Compartments

About the Film 

Intent on moving to Berlin, a young Israeli woman clashes with her appalled father, the son of Holocaust survivors, in this German-Israeli animated production that employs shadowboxes as a visual conceit to explore collective memory and generational perspective.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
15 minutes

The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm

About the Film 

A young boy’s tender questions about his great-grandfather’s tattooed arm sparks an intimate and emotional conversation about historical tragedy and personal perseverance.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
19 minutes