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IT IS NO DREAM: THE LIFE OF THEODOR HERZL
Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley
Voice of Theodor Herzl by Christoph Waltz

The latest production of Moriah Films is It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl, exploring 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 8 years, Herzl organized and led a worldwide political movement that within 50 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.

 
 


WINSTON CHURCHILL: WALKING WITH DESTINY
Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley

The newest production from the Moriah Films Division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, 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, 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 1930's, 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 was made possible, in large part, through the support, coordination and financial assistance of the Office of Holocaust Issues, U.S. Department of State.

 
 


Against the Tide
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman

MovieAgainst 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 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 US 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.

 

Beautiful Music
Narrated by Brooke Shields

Beautiful Music examines the resurgence of violent antisemitism and terrorism that threatens Europe and all of Western civilization. It exposes the dangerous Islamic extremism and culture of 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 antisemitism of the right to the antisemitism of the extreme left, and it raises disturbing questions about our future.

 

Ever Again
Narrated by Kevin Costner

Ever Again examines the resurgence of violent antisemitism and terrorism that threatens Europe and all of Western civilization. It exposes the dangerous Islamic extremism and culture of 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 antisemitism of the right to the antisemitism of the extreme left, and it raises disturbing questions about our future.

 

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

 

In Search of Peace
Narrated by Michael Douglas

In Search of Peace: 1948-1967 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

 

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 docum"39wish refugees to find dignity and renewal in the aftermath of the Nazi Holocaust.

Featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Sean Astin, Martin Landau, Miriam Margolyes, David Paymer, Nina Siemaszko, Helen Slater, and Michael York.

“Staggeringly powerful.”
– The New York Times

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

Liberation is unique among the many documentaries on World War II because it addressesiberate Europe and Adolf Hitler’s genocidal war against the Jews.

“…Fascinating…particularly effective.”
– Variety

”Chilling.” – Los Angeles Times

 

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

    

Genocide
Narrated by Elizabeth Taylor & Orson Welles

Winner of the 1981 Academy Award for best feature documentary.
“Unforgettable…an unabashed assault on the emotions.”
Newsweek Magazine