Jewish Offerings at Worldwide Short Film Fest

Published: May 31st 2010
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To Kill a Bumblebee
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The Worldwide Short Film Festival runs June 1-6 in various theatres throughout Toronto and screens 281 films from 34 countries. We dug through each program to find four films of interest to Jewish and Israeli audiences:


Bus (Yasmine Novak, Israel; 11 minutes) – A voiceover pastiche of bus route directions, service complaints and transportation horror stories provide verbal traffic for this novel documentary that shows the daily grind of Palestinian-Israeli border crossings. A look at a transit system so deficient, freedom of movement may as well not exist.


Mohammed Rewind (Arnaud Bouquet, Canada; 8 minutes) – After accidentally filming the death of a young Palestinian in the West Bank, the director deconstructs the images to offer a personal meditation on conflict and perception in this affecting documentary.


A Summer Rain (Ela Thier, USA; 17 minutes) – A young Israeli immigrant struggles with her transition to American life.


To Kill A Bumblebee (Laharog Devora) (Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon, Israel; 8 minutes) - Canaan kills a bee. It's not the last thing he will kill today. A laugh out loud shocker that shows just how awful things get when a bad decision spirals out of control.




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