Tenacious ultra-Orthodox women challenge the status quo of their patriarchal community to create New York’s first all-female ambulance corps, resulting in an ideological tug of war with the observant men in their Borough Park enclave, in this rousing story of female empowerment and cultural disruption.
As a new generation of investigators seeks to atone for past sins and test the limits of international law and historical reconciliation, this reconstruction of the controversial war crimes trial of an elderly former Auschwitz guard raises thorny moral and legal questions over his complicity and fitness to stand trial.
A captivating and terrifying wakeup call, this hard-hitting exposé reveals the polar extremes of an America at bitter odds with itself, as it takes a bone-chilling dive into an ideological maelstrom to chart the rise and ugly underbelly of white nationalism and the countervailing voices it has inspired.
One of the most powerful moguls of Hollywood’s Golden Era, and an unsung Jewish-American hero who saved over 300 Jewish families from the Holocaust, finally gets his due in this captivating biography of a German-born immigrant who began in the garment trade, and went on to found Universal Pictures, helping to establish Hollywood as the world’s movie capital.
An inspiring American success story, recounting the life and times of modern journalism’s founding father and relevant to the “fake news” era, this superbly crafted biography heralds freedom of the press at a time when First Amendment rights are challenged.
The case of a sadistic Nazi criminal, the so-called Butcher of Vilnius, is presented in this transfixing courtroom drama about a shameful miscarriage of justice and scandal implicating the Austrian courts, press and government in a nation still denying its wartime complicity.
Tired of being pushed around, a disenfranchised Sephardic father whose daughter is expelled from a prestigious religious school just for her ethnicity, launches the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, a nascent challenge to the ruling Ashkenazi establishment, to gain influence in 1980s Israel, in this lively, crowd-pleasing drama.
Determined to defeat Nazi lies with pen and paper, Jewish intellectuals carry out an extraordinary form of wartime resistance—letters, confessionals, poems, photographs buried in milk cans and metal boxes—in the Warsaw Ghetto, in this account honoring the heroic stewards of historical preservation.