France, 2018, 79 min, Dir. Blanche Finger & William Karel, Not Rated
This fascinating documentary revisits the first two decades of the Hebrew state, from 1945 to the Six-Day War, through the testimonies and interviews of direct eyewitnesses and historians, as well as newly discovered and remastered archives. Organized chronologically, A Twice Promised Land explores the earliest pioneer settlements in Palestine under Ottoman rule as well as the emergence of Nazism and Jewish persecution in Europe. Weaving together political, social, and cultural developments in Palestine under the British mandate, it creates a tapestry through which to understand the challenges of Israeli nation building, including mass immigration, shifting cultural norms, the politics of war and world diplomacy, and the creation of democratic institutions and a civil society. Based on archival sources, this authoritative documentary is a must for anyone with a passionate interest in Israel.
The best of international and independent cinema returns to Miami when the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) takes over the city for its 22nd year. The largest Jewish cultural event in Florida, and one of the three largest Jewish film festivals in the world, takes place this year over 13 days from January 10-24.
Tickets to MJFF screenings are available for purchase online or at the Gables Cinema box office.
General Admission – $14.00
Students & Seniors – $13.00 (with valid ID)
Gables Cinema Members & MJFF Members – $11.00