Docs For Education

October 19, 2015

Dear Friends,

This time I'm recommending A new release of Docs for Education Marrying an Ice Cream Factory for your library/film series. As with all films I choose to distribute, this is a quality documentary that is on the international festival circuit.

Velvel, Ranni's father, was a poor orphan, who married Raya Strauss and began working in the family owned factory (which started as a small dairy farm and became one of the biggest food conglomerates in Israel). They divorced when Ranni was 10, and for him, his father remained this strict meticulous withdrawn man who tore the family apart. 8mm reels, discovered after his death arouse questiones that lead Ranni to embark on a personal journey between his parents' very different worlds in an attempt to better understand his father and the complexities of family loyalty, trying to overcome years of alienation. Looking at his family from behind the camera, he is reshaping his memories.

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This is the stuff cinema is made of... A bourgeois fairytale… A film that gets stuck in one's throat like suffocating tears. — Doron Brosh, Ma'ar'iv

For details see the film page on Marrying an Ice Cream Factory

Please pass this on to faculty and associates, especially those involved in family studies, women studies, gender studies, children with divorced parents studies, and Israel studies.

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Nahum Laufer

Our current catalog also
includes the following films:

One Day After Peace

One Day After Peace
Award Winning film by Erez Laufer Miri Laufer, Over 100 Academic libraries, hundreds of screenings by Film festivals, film clubs, schools, Cinamatec, Community Centers & churches, if you don’t have it already at your library we can send you an preview vimeo link, NEW 56 minute version special for K12 schools

Badal and Lady Kul El-Arab
These two films by the prominent woman Arab Israeli filmmaker Ibtisam Salh Mara'ana depict women in the Arab society.

The Darien Dilemma and Rafting to Bombay
Two films by Erez Laufer, each telling a unique and little-known story of WWII and the destinies of Jewish refugees.

Murder of a Hatmaker
From famous French director Catherine Bernstein, a film about The Holocaust in France.

To See If I'm Smiling
Film by Tamar Yarom: 6 Women soldiers didn't like what they had to do during their army service.

Erez Laufer has completed a new film, Rabin In His Own Words, which won Best Documentary at the Haifa International Film Festival. It will be released in theatres by the end of 2015.