Shorts Program 4

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.

Offspring

About the Film 
Struggling to get pregnant, a thirty-something from a traditional Jewish-Bukharan family gets a crazy idea from her superstitious grandma, in this humorous take on intergenerational and cultural differences.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
19 minutes

Curl

About the Film 
A dreadful tragedy shatters the life of a Hasidic father struggling to support his family, in this compassionate portrayal of Haredi life, which lays bare the commonality of loss, pain and forgiveness.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
24 minutes

Purity

About the Film 
A New York City Hasidic undertaker struggles to balance the piety of his lonely vocation with his deep longing for human connection, in this bittersweet tale where flesh is both sacred and profane.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
16 minutes

Mum's Hairpins

About the Film 
A Jewish boy and his wounded four-legged friend seize a last chance to escape a Ukrainian shtetl under siege from Nazi invaders, in this somber, poetic and haunting tale of survival and loss.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
20 minutes