The Center for Asian American Media at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, July 24-Aug 9, 2010
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LONG DISTANCE | Amikam Goldman | Israel, 2009, 62 min | Amikam Goldman’s affecting documentary follows the fate of four foreign workers in Israel through their phone conversations with loved ones back home.
Roda Theatre at the Berkeley Rep, Mon, Aug. 2nd at 2:15 pm
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: SFJFF is a year-round media arts organization that promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. Our programs are meant to create community and strengthen consciousness of Jewish identity, history and culture; provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of and dialogue about Jewish experiences around the world, and encourage independent filmmakers working with Jewish themesSFJFF produces the first and largest Jewish Film Festival in the world, year-round screenings and events, an online shorts program, a New Jewish Filmmaking Project, and a Mitzvah Series that provides free screening of Jewish films for seniors in nursing homes and at our summer festival.Annual San Francisco Jewish Film FestivalOur hallmark program is a renowned three-week summer Festival, screening in four Bay Area venues, featuring the highest quality Jewish films from around the world. As the first of more than 100 Jewish film festivals worldwide—and still the largest, with some 30,000 attendees—SFJFF is an influential showcase bringing together filmmakers and audiences to celebrate Jewish cinema and explore its new frontiers.SFJFF today stands firmly and proudly on years of impressive and hard-earned accomplishments.
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