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10 Questions You Can't Ask About Israel and Palestine

A film by Jed Rothstein

10 Questions will be a series of interrelated short films that offer perspectives on the vital questions surrounding the US/Israeli/Palestinian relationship. The films will echo the layered structure of "Radiolab," and weave together the short, stand-alone stories.

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American Saint

A film by Allison Berg

American Saint explores the case to make bishop and media star Fulton Sheen a saint, and how a clash between two prominent religious leaders has halted that process. The film will shed light on the fascinating process of sainthood in the Catholic religion.

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The Art of Repair

A film by Ken Ross and Sandra Barty

The Art of Repair tells the story of an ancient synagogue in Hania, Crete, reconstructed after the devastation of WW II into a renewed, inclusive Jewish community that is now in a struggle for survival.

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At The River

At the River

A film by Dr. Carolyn Crowder

At the River is an oral history project designed to collect personal stories of white, Southern Presbyterian ministers who took a stand during the Civil Rights era.
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The Cantor's Project

A film by Erik Greenberg Anjou

The Cantor’s Project picks up where director Erik Greenberg Anjou’s previous A Cantor’s Tale left off.  Cantor Jack Mendelson and his passionate campaign for traditional prayer modes are far from an assured legacy.

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Crazy Dream

A film by Bob Richman, Kelly Sheehan and Kim Connell

Crazy Dream follows a multicultural group of African-American, Asian, Hispanic and Caucasian musicians on a mission as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. State Department.

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Dancing on Two Feet

A film by Cecilia Valsted and Lars Brask Frederiksen

A Danish team recently discovered that in Freetown, Sierra Leone, both Christian and Muslim people of faith live peacefully together in daily life.

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Dying at Peace

A film by David Kennard

Dying at Peace takes a thoughtful look at the best information available about our “final hour” and what lies beyond.

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