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Jewish Film Series with international titles to begin virtually Oct. 13

The late Ed Asner in “Tiger Within.” - Image provided

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga will bring its annual Jewish Film Series to the community in October.

Five Jewish-themed films produced in the United States, Syria, Israel, Italy and Poland will be screened virtually beginning Wednesday, Oct. 13.

All films have received recognition at festivals throughout the U.S., Europe and Israel. Tickets for individual films cost $12 each and are available at www.jewishchattanooga.com.

The series’ virtual schedule is as follows:


Kurdish (with subtitles)

Oct. 12-15, noon

In a Syrian border village in the early 1980s, Sero attends school for the first time. A new teacher has arrived with the goal of making Syrian comrades out of the Kurdish children. He uses the rod to forbid the Kurdish language, orders the veneration of Assad and preaches hate of the Jews. The lessons upset and confuse Sero because his longtime neighbors are a lovable Jewish family.

A discussion about the Kurds will be streamed the evening of Oct. 13.

Here We Are

Hebrew (with subtitles)

Oct. 19-22, noon

Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son, Uri, with whom he lives in a gentle routine. But Uri is autistic and, as a young adult, it’s time for him to live in a specialized home. While on their way to the institution, Aharon runs away with his son, believing Uri isn’t ready for separation. But it could be him who’s not prepared.

Tiger Within


Oct. 26-29, noon

The late Ed Asner stars in a story featuring an unlikely friendship between a homeless teen and a Holocaust survivor, sparking larger questions of fear, forgiveness, healing and world peace.

A discussion about the Holocaust and anti-hate education will be streamed the evening of Oct. 27.

Thou Shalt Not Hate

Italian (with subtitles)

Nov. 2-5, noon

The son of a Holocaust survivor who lives in Trieste as a surgeon begins to doubt his actions of refusing to help a victim of a traffic accident he encountered on his way home from work.

A conversation about medical ethics from a religious perspective will stream the evening of Nov. 3.

Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto

Italian (with subtitles)

Nov. 9-12, noon

In her Roman attic, a girl finds an old picture of the Jewish child Sarah Cohen, whose family was killed by the Nazis during World War II. She then tracks down Cohen’s past with help of current and new friends.

Sponsors of the Chattanooga Jewish Film Series include First Horizon, Kleen-a-Matic, Chattanooga Allergy Clinic, Market Street Partners, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, Monen Family Restaurants, Barnett and Company, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera and over 60 individuals.

Source: Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga