Film Club

HaSeret Cultural Club: Judaism and Zionism

Apr 10, 2016

HaSeret Cultural Club: Judaism and Zionism

Our Guest Speaker – Professor Gideon Aran Emeritus Professor of Sociology & Anthropology The Hebrew University of Jerusalem “Judaism and Zionism: Current Trends in Israeli Religion” Gideon Aran is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology & Anthropology at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The focus of Aran’s academic interest is the study contemporary Israel, and past and present Jewish society, on the one hand, and religion, particularly religious radicalism, on the other hand. In recent years his writing and teaching concern fundamentalism in the three Abrahamic traditions; extremist cults and militant movements; and religious terrorism, in various Western and Middle Eastern contexts, especially with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His research combines intensive case study based on fieldwork (in-depth interviews, observation and participant-observation) with historical and comparative perspective. Sunday 10 April 2016 8:00pm Blake Street Hebrew Congregation 868 Glen Huntly Road, Caulfield Suggested donation $5 (or more) towards the Friends of the Hebrew...

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HaSeret Club: The Jewish Community in Morocco

Dec 6, 2015

HaSeret Club: The Jewish Community in Morocco

HaSeret Cultural Club Presents: The Jewish Community in Morocco Sunday 6 December 2015 2:00-4:00pm Lamm Jewish Library of Australia 304 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield $10.00 per person (non-members) $5.00 per person (members)  

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HaSeret club: Tkuma Pt 1

May 19, 2015

HaSeret club: Tkuma Pt 1

“Tkuma” – The First Fifty Years  (1948-1998) Episode One – Fight for Survival (1948-1973) (Documentary, 1 hr) On the commencement of Israel’s 68th year of Independence, HaSeret Cultural Club presents TKUMA (Israel’s first fifty years of statehood), in two separate screenings. TKUMA brings to the screen the tragedies and joyful milestones of Israel’s first half century; the ingathering of the exiles as the fledgling state becomes a haven for Jews around the world. Dramatic, personal accounts and documentary footage of the wars fought over five decades, along with rare behind-the-scenes insights into Israel’s efforts to make peace. Who is a Jew? Israel wrestles with its national identity. Israel’s economic revolution takes the country from the orange to the computer chip in only a few years.  Eitan Drori will introduce the film. Tuesday 19 May 2015 2:00-3:00pm Lamm Jewish Library of Australia 304 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield $10.00 per person (non-members) $5.00 per person (members)  ...

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HaSeret club: Rewriting History – by Danny Ben-Moshe

Apr 20, 2015

HaSeret club: Rewriting History – by Danny Ben-Moshe

Rewriting History is a David vs. Goliath tale that bears testament to the power of conviction and taking action in the face of insurmountable odds, as two unlikely heroes decide to stand in the way of the Lithuanian Government’s campaign to rewrite the history of the Holocaust. Rewriting History is a story about discovering the past and recognising that the way it is remembered in the present, shapes the future. It is a story about the frontline of the battle for the memory of the Holocaust in contemporary Europe. Since making Rewriting History, the film about the double genocide holocaust revisionism has gained significant momentum in Hungary and Ukraine. Following the film will be Q&A with the film’s co-director and co-producer Dr Danny Ben-Moshe. Danny won the prestigious Walkley Award for his 2014 film Code of Silence. Danny’s film-making skills have been widely recognised in acclaimed reviews, from “Pick of the Day” in Britain’s Sunday Times and The Australian, to four stars in London’s Time Out, and Holocaust Remembrance Day TV broadcasts in Israel. Monday 20 April, 2015, 2:00-3:30 pm Lamm Jewish Library of Australia 304 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield $10.00 per person (non-members) $5.00 per person...

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HaSeret film club: Retrospective II

Sep 14, 2014

HaSeret film club: Retrospective II

JEWISH EYE:  Three programs from the Hebrew University Steven Spielberg Jewish film archive Program 2, Part 1: Pre-State Films (1931-1948) English subtitles The 1930’s and 1940’s were turbulent decades all over the world. For Jewish Palestine they meant not just war, but a fight to accept refugees, over three years of Arab unrest, the Holocaust and a renewed fight to establish a State. After a few earlier attempts, sound film arrived properly in the mid-1930’s. It was used to record the music and rhythms of the new society and speeches by leaders warning of things to come. Program 2, Part 2 (7 mins): American Jew s Greet The State of Israel  Though Israel’s War of Independence actually began immediately after the November 1947 UN vote on partition, the days leading up to the declaration of the state were particularly tense. This print survived. The majority is narrated in Hebrew without translation. 3:00-5:00pm, Sunday 14 September, 2014 Lamm Jewish Library of Australia 304 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield $10.00 per person includes...

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HaSeret film club: Retrospective

Aug 17, 2014

HaSeret film club: Retrospective

JEWISH EYE:  Three programs from the Hebrew University Steven Spielberg Jewish film archive Program 1, Part 1 (1hr 10 mins): Silent Films (1918-1938) English subtitles Zionism and cinema were born almost simultaneously, though it was to take nearly 20 years for the movement to start making serious use of the medium.  The Silent Era of Zionist film making lasted well into the 1930’s.  The earliest films showed the land, the settlements, the pioneers and the leaders, all in order to raise funds and explain the cause.   Program 1, Part 2 (45 mins): The Holy Land and  The Jewish Pioneer Following the unrest that lasted from 1936 till the outbreak of war in 1939, the security issue, particularly in the form of the tower and stockade settlements, began to feature heavily in films.       Sunday 17th August, 2014, 3:00-5:00pm at Lamm Jewish Library of Australia,  304 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield. $10.00 per person includes refreshments  ...

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