Film Library 2020

The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers

Narrated by Michael Douglas and Christoph Waltz

Narrated by Michael Douglas and Christoph Waltz, The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers examines Ambassador Avner's years working with Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres as well as his service as Israel's Ambassador to England.

The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers

Narrated by Sandra Bullock, Michael Douglas, Leonard Nimoy, and Christopher Waltz

Featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock, Michael Douglas, Leonard Nimoy, and Christoph Waltz, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers focuses on 1947 and 1973 when Ambassador Avner worked with Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir and (then) US Ambassador Yitzhak Rabin.

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Our Boys

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It Is No Dream: the Life of Theodor Herzl

Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley

It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl explores the life and times of Theodor Herzl, father of the modern state of Israel. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner, Sir Ben Kingsley and starring Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz as the voice of Theodor Herzl. The film examines how Herzl, a well-known journalist and playwright, an assimilated, Budapest-born Jew, horrified by the Dreyfus trial in Paris and the anti-Semitism he saw spreading across Europe, took upon himself the task of attempting to create a Jewish homeland in Palestine against all odds.

Over the span of eight years, Herzl organized and led a worldwide political movement that within fifty years led to the establishment of the state of Israel. The film follows Herzl as he meets with Kings, Prime Ministers, Ambassadors, a Sultan, a Pope and government ministers from Constantinople to St. Petersburg, from Paris to Berlin, from Vienna to Vilna in his quest to build a Jewish nation.

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Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny

Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley

Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny, focuses on the years 1940 and 1941 when the Swastika flew over continental Europe. Only England with her back to the wall, under Winston Churchill, remained defiant. Walking With Destiny highlights Churchill's years in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. As historian John Lukacs explains, Churchill may not have won the War in 1940, but without him, the War most certainly would have been lost.

Sir Martin Gilbert, the historical consultant for the film and Churchill's official biographer, adds that had Churchill's warnings about Nazi Germany's racial policies towards Jews been heeded in the early 1930s, the Holocaust may never have occurred.
The film examines why Winston Churchill's legacy continues to be relevant in the 21st Century and explores why his leadership remains inspirational to current day political leaders and diplomats.

“Production and distribution of this film were made possible, in large part, through the support, coordination and financial assistance of the Office of Holocaust Issues, U.S. Department of State.”

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Against the Tide

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman

Against the Tide is a compelling film that documents what happened in the United States during the Holocaust, highlighting how a young activist, Peter Bergson, challenged Washington and the establishment of Jewish organizations to demand that the rescue of Europe’s Jews become a top priority for American Jews. Through a never before seen 1977 interview, Bergson gives a first-hand account of what occurred. The more successful he became in attracting support from important non-Jewish members of Congress and Hollywood personalities such as Ben Hecht, Edward G. Robinson and Paul Muni, the more threatened and resentful Jewish establishment leaders became. Only the ultra-Orthodox Vaad Hatzala, led by Rabbis Aaron Kotler and Eliezer Silver worked with him.

Against the Tide addresses the attitudes of President Roosevelt and his senior advisors, who used the pretext of winning the war against the Nazis to block any Jewish immigration to the U.S. and juxtaposes the events in America with heart-wrenching heroic stories of the doomed Jews of Europe and the leaders of Polish Jewry who had faith that their powerful brothers and sisters in the United States would somehow be able to save them.

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I Have Never Forgotten You

Narrated by Nicole Kidman

Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor who lost 89 family members, helped track down over 1,100 Nazi war criminals and spent six decades fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice against all people.

Watching the early efforts of the U.S. government to prosecute Nazi war criminals he realized, "There is no freedom without justice," and initially decided to dedicate a few years to that quest. A few years turned into the rest of his life.

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Beautiful Music

Narrated by Brooke Shields

Beautiful Music is the remarkable story of Devorah Schramm, an American-born, Orthodox Jewish pianist and composer who, after relocating to Israel, taught piano to a 9-year old blind and severely autistic Palestinian girl, Rasha Hamid, in the worst days of the Intifada.

This heartwarming true story of the dedication of a teacher to her student is a snapshot of what is possible when peace finally comes to the Middle East. It is a testimony to the human spirit and to the incredible talents and resources that Israel has to offer and is eager to share with the entire region.

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Ever Again

Narrated by Kevin Costner

Ever Again examines the resurgence of violent anti-Semitism and terrorism that threatens Europe and all of Western civilization. It exposes the dangerous Islamic extremism and culture of the death being preached from the mosques of Europe's major cities and its impact on the recent attacks in Madrid and London. It examines the new Neo-Nazism in Germany and the shifts from the traditional anti-Semitism of the right to the anti-Semitism of the extreme left, and it raises disturbing questions about our future.

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Unlikely Heroes

Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley

Unlikely Heroes documents unknown stories of resistance during WWII including a rabbi’s son who disguised himself as a Major in the SS to save Jews; a young woman involved in the plot to blow up the Crematorium at Birkenau; a Jew who defied Eichmann, devising an extraordinary scheme for 40,000 Jews to get to Palestine.

“Another eloquent triumph for the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Moriah Films.”
– Los Angeles Times

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In Search of Peace

Narrated by Michael Douglas

In Search of Peace chronicles Israel’s first two decades, offering new insights on the origins of the Middle East conflict. Combining a rich tapestry of rare archival film and photos, the film offers a unique global perspective on one of the seminal events in the 3,500-year history of the Jewish people.

Featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss, Miriam Margolyes, and Michael York.

“An unabashedly emotional and stirring inspirational history of Israel…”
– The New York Times

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The Long Way Home

Narrated by Ben Kingsley, Miriam Margolyes, Patrick Stewart, Jean Boht and Whoopi Goldberg

Winner of the 1997 Academy Award® for Best Feature Documentary

The Long Way Home opens in 1945 - Germany has been defeated by the Allies and the war in Europe is officially over. American, British, and Russian soldiers have liberated Nazi death camps in Central and Eastern Europe, uncovering to the world the horror and tragedy of the Holocaust. Thousands of starving, half-dead Jewish survivors are freed from Nazi persecution. The majority have lost most, if not all of their family members. Those who try to return home are met with anti-Semitism and threats of physical violence.

“Staggeringly powerful.”
– The New York Times

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Narrated by Ben Kingsley, Miriam Margolyes, Patrick Stewart, Jean Boht and Whoopi Goldberg

Liberation tells the dramatic story of the battle waged on two fronts during World War II – the Allied campaign to liberate Europe and Hitler’s genocidal campaign against the Jews.

The World War II documentary uses film footage, radio broadcasts, and period music gathered from archives around the world. Interwoven throughout the film are the compelling stories of the Jews of Europe – unforgettable stories of tragedy, courage, resistance, and survival.

“…Fascinating…particularly effective.”
– Variety

– Los Angeles Times

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Echoes that Remain

Narrated by Martin Landau and Miriam Margolyes

Echoes That Remain is a poignant study of Jewish shtetl life before the Holocaust. It combines hundreds of rare archival photographs and previously unseen film footage, with live-action sequences shot on location at the sites of former Jewish communities in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Rumania.

“Informative, enlightening, it touches all of us…”
– Alan King

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Narrated by Elizabeth Taylor & Orson Welles

Winner of the 1981 Academy Award® for Best Feature Documentary

The first Holocaust documentary to receive an Academy Award® and it remains today a chilling, heartbreaking testament to the strength and suffering of the Jewish people and the courage and heroism of those who came to their aid.

“Unforgettable…an unabashed assault on the emotions.”
– Newsweek Magazine

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