East Bay International Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, Apr 11, 2021

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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26th Annual East Bay International Jewish Film Festival

The Annual East Bay International Jewish Film Festival is a program of the Independent Jewish World Cinema.

12:00am: Asia
Israel’s #1 film for 2020 with 9 Israeli Oscars follows two Russian immigrants, the hard-working, hard-playing Asia and her teen daughter Vika (Shira Haas). The two come into conflict when Vika, due to health issues, suddenly feels compelled to seek romantic experiences and live her life to the fullest. Profoundly moving, Asia touches on the challenges of being a parent with compassion and honesty.

12:00am: The Crossing
WWII Norway. Ten year-old Gerda and her brother Otto are forced to be on their own after their parents are arrested for resisting the Nazi-occupation. When they discover that their parents have been hiding two Jewish children in their home, they decide to help the endangered Sarah and Daniel cross the border into neutral Sweden. A remarkable tale of great heroism at a time when most people were, by their apathy, abetting evil. Suitable for Middle School and up.

2:00pm: Muna I With Film Critic Galit Roichman

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