Director: Alexandre Amiel. Country: France. Language: French with English subtitles. Genre: Documentary. Year: 2017. Length: 81 minutes.
Prompted by a series of deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 and his son’s query about why Jews were one of the targets, Alexandre Amiel, a French-Moroccan Jewish filmmaker, set out to make a trilogy of films whose aim is to trace the origins of modern xenophobia in France towards Jewish, Arab and Black communities. We are proud to screen the film dedicated to antisemitism – a fascinating, if disturbing, journey into the dark depth of prejudice as it is experienced by members of the largest Jewish community in Europe. Kippa (short) Director: Lukas Nathrath. Country: Germany. Language: German with English subtitles. Genre: Drama. Year: 2019. Length 25 minutes. 15-year-old Oskar is popular at his new high school. But after his classmates find out that he is Jewish, he gets threatened and is bullied brutally. While the headmaster ignores his parents' pleas, Oskar has to find his own ways to cope with the humiliations. This story is based on actual events.
The 23rd UK Jewish Festival is proud to be presenting its first major tour of the country. A fantastic range of gems from the Jewish cultural world will be seen in 21 towns and cities in the UK. And the great news is that you don’t have to be Jewish to come along! For more information about the tour, visit ukjewishfilm.org