Virtual Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

Friday, Apr 16, 2021

Boca Raton, FL 33427

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Upside Down Tree and Ismail's Dilemma

Eva, is a Jewish girl who was orphaned during World War II, and raised by an Ukrainian peasant in the early fifties. When a mysterious woman who present herself as her real mother wants to take the girl to Israel, Eva is torn between her adoptive mother to her biological mother. Eventually she decides to join her mother in their joint journey to Israel. A series of strange events make her wonder whether she is really her mother? If not, then who is she? More importantly - why did she take her away from her family? This is a fascinating psychological thriller about the question of identity and relationship in times of war. The film "Upside down tree" is based on the bestselling autobiography book "As Long As I Live," by Aaron Margalit. The book was an unprecedented success in the ultra-Orthodox religious and became the greatest best-selling book, that is not a holy book!

Cost: $12

Made in Auschwitz: The Untold Story Of Block 10

This chilling documentary uses intimate survivor testimonies, archival footage and legal records to tell the story of the over 400 young women who underwent medical experimentation in Auschwitz under Carl Clauberg, an enterprising, sadistic gynecologist. Clauberg, who had already made a name for himself as a research scientist who volunteered his services to Heinrich Himmler of the SS to both help eradicate future generations of Jews and to avail himself of a pool of captive research subjects.

These experiments, which sterilized many of the women, was also what spared them from the gas chambers. Many of the women, who were deported to Auschwitz from across Nazi-occupied Europe, were so young that they did not understand their reproductive systems before suffering their destruction. This admirably crafted film traces the history of the survivors and the subsequent attempts to bring Clauberg to justice, which includes examining his -and these women's - enduring contribution to research .

Cost: $10

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