Written, Directed and Produced by Matej Minac
Written, Edited and Produced by Patrik Pass
Running time: 90 minutes
Review by Ceil Rosen
Nicky’s Family exposes a decades-old secret. Combining historical newsreel footage, old photos, first person accounts and stirring dramatic reenactments, it reveals an incredible tale of selfless bravery.
For half of his life, unsung hero Nickolas Winton never mentioned a brief yet monumental episode of his youth. Not even his wife Grete knew. Fifty years later, her discovery of an old scrapbook in the attic of their suburban London home brought to light Winton’s audacious rescue of hundreds of Jewish children otherwise doomed by the impending Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia. When finally told, Winton’s accomplishments earned him Prime Minister Tony Blair’s description of “Britain’s own Schindler” and knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.
Written and Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Book written by Tatiana de Rosnay
In English and French with English subtitles
Review by Rose Weinstein
Sarah’s Key is a French drama about Julia, an American journalist in Paris (played by Kristin Scott Thomas) who is researching the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of Jews in France during 1942. Julia’s fascination grows as she uncovers family ties to a 10-year-old girl from that era, Sarah Starzinski, through her husband’s family who own the apartment where Sarah’s family used to live.
A documentary film by Jews for Jesus
Running time: 30 minutes
Released March 2012
Review by Sarah Mebasser
Awakening is a short documentary created by Jews for Jesus in conjunction with the award-winning director-producer team of Herb and Amy Kossover. Narrated by actor Stephen Baldwin, it tells the story of the most recent New York Summer Witnessing Campaign. This month-long evangelistic effort takes place every July in Manhattan and is primarily a time of spreading the gospel through the distribution of broadsides (brief, attention-grabbing tracts) and by striking up conversations with people in public places.