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We Are Here is about how a country, a people, a community and individual families are impacted by the events of World War II. This groundbreaking new film excavates the fragile, shaky rebirth of Polish Jewish life in the shadow of the Holocaust.
From the lens of veteran filmmaker Francine Zuckerman, whose own father fled to Canada from Poland in 1939, this film is the story of five Jews in post Communist Poland, each working to build their lives in a new, democratic, multi cultural Poland.
But can there be new life within the borders of a country with the unmarked graves of three million Jews?
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Biddie, a rip roaring an 80 year old hoofer, comic and show biz vet is preparing for her last live show, ending a 65 year show biz career because of dire ill health.
Accompanied by her ever-loyal sidekick, key-board player Shecky Silverstein, she can't think about life without him and the stage. A trooper, an original who like Shecky and his toupee has ‘seen it all, wonders if she give up the business that has sustained her and say goodbye forever?
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Evocative, passionate and poetic. Passengers is a compelling and moving exploration of the relationship between a daughter and her father as she matures from childhood to adulthood. First, we are transported back to a time when, as an eight year old, she accompanied her father on road trips. Then, we enter a surreal fantasy, where as an adult, she is riding in the car with her dying father.
As the reminisce about her past and the men with whom she was involved, she summons the courage to tell him she has chosen a divergent path. This revelation enables her to say goodbye to her father and move on.
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Based on the short story by renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood, The Sunrise is about a reclusive painter who tries to maintain tight control over every aspect of her life. In order for her to dominate her subjects, she picks up men in the streets inviting them to her studio where they will pose for her. One day, she invites a seemingly dangerous young man who actually helps her break free.
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We Are Here (aka I Miss You Jew) is about the impact of war on a country, a people, a community and ultimately a family.
These are the stories of five Jews who are all trying to build a life in Poland after the downfall of Communism. Can we progress from a country containing the unmarked graves of three million, to one which now celebrates life? These five people and their families struggle to find their place as Jews in the new Poland.
From the lens of veteran filmmaker Francine Zuckerman, whose own father fled Poland in 1939 for Canada, this groundbreaking new film will excavate the fragile, shaky rebirth of Polish Jewish life in the shadow of the Holocaust. A poignant cinematic look at the attempt to revive Jewish life in Poland since the Holocaust, We Are Here (aka I Miss You Jew) details the conflicts of constructing a new Polish-Jewish identity for its subjects and the filmmaker as well as the response by the Poles today to the one thousand year history of the Jewish presence in Poland, on the very soil which bore witness to the most horrific atrocities of the 20th Century.