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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 70 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2011
Available in French: No

A personal essay revealing the passionate debates over identity and generational change inside today's American Jewish community.

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS is a groundbreaking personal exploration of the community and family divisions that are redefining American Jewish identity and politics. The filmmakers' own families are battlegrounds over loyalty to Israel, interpretations of the Holocaust, intermarriage, and a secret communist past.

Filmed in the United States and Israel, this first-person documentary begins with a near riot at a Jewish Film Festival in San Francisco, reveals the agonizing battle over divestment from Israel on a university campus, and shows the crackdown on dissent in Israel itself.

"Between Two Worlds is at once a film about freedom of speech and about the ethical questions facing Jews today. Appeal is not limited to Jewish audiences...the tendency to totalize issues is a global one...The value of the film will be in the conversations it sparks." - Sound on Sight, Toronto

Screened at:
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Jerusalem Film Festival (in competition)
United Nations Association Film Festival, Stanford
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Stranger than Fiction, IFC Center, New York
Columbus Jewish Film Festival
Denver Jewish Film Festival

Links: btwthemovie.org/

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