Shorts Program 4

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.

The Forger

About the Film 

This Emmy-winning and Peabody-nominated docu-animation dramatically recalls the story of a teenage member of the French Resistance, who saved thousands of lives by forging passports to help children flee the Nazis.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
17 minutes

The Pirate Captain Toledano

About the Film 

A captain must decide whether to accept a refugee on his ship, or force the stowaway to walk the plank, in this first ever cinematic depiction of Inquisition-era Jewish pirates of the Caribbean.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
10 minutes

Our Heroes

About the Film 

Growing elderly and senile, a Jewish war veteran and an Arab villager woman go before TV cameras to share divergent accounts of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, in this hallucinogenic contemplation of media manipulation, faulty memory and historical record.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
17 minutes

Mustard Seed

About the Film 

Exquisite cinematography and raw brutality combine in the childhood wartime memories of an old man, an eyewitness to Nazi murder, who is forever haunted by the nightmare of his past.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
9 minutes

Spring Chicken

About the Film 

As she hatches a plan for her Purim holiday costume, an Israeli Holocaust survivor proves herself a model of positive spirit and determination, in this heartwarming vérité sure to generate smiles, tears and laughter.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
10 minutes