Maybe some people are just born unlucky? This documentary film weaves together a diverse collection of different voices from London’s Jewish community to explore the concept of “luck” or “mazel”. From lucky charms and curses to global economics and quantum physics, this humorous and philosophical piece of visual poetry navigates the boundaries between religion and superstition to ask how the invisible hand of mazel has touched us all.

Commissioned by The Jewish Film Festival & supported by the Pears Foundation

Co-produced with Pilgrim Films in 2009

Director: Christopher Thomas Allen
Producer: Andrew Hinton
Music: Malcolm Litson

Festival screenings:

London Jewish Film Festival, Tricycle Cinema, London, 2009
London Short Film Festival, Roxy, London, UK, 2010
By Design, Northwest film forum, Seattle USA, 2010
SXSW - South by Southwest, film festival, Austin, Texas, USA, 2010
Vimeo Awards Nominee 2010
SFJFF - San Fransisco Jewish Film Festival 2010

more info:
lightsurgeons.com
pilgrimfilms.com

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