Our recap of the best tv, movies and docos to watch this week!
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- Our Boys #IsraeliDrama
Based on the kidnapping and murders which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza, and the many whose lives – both Arab and Jewish – were forever changed. An Israeli and US drama in Hebrew and Arabic. Read more on IMDB, watch the trailer and watch now on HBO (not yet available in Australia).
- America’s Measles Comeback #JewishDoco
New York state has become ground zero for the anti-vax movement. Dateline goes inside the close-knit Orthodox Jewish community being torn apart by vaccine fear and a measles outbreak.
- Otherhood #JewishComedy
When three adult sons living in NY forget mothers’ day, their mothers make a surprise visit… This comedy explores the stage after motherhood, Otherhood, when one often re-examines relationships with children, friends, spouse, and oneself. With Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman. Watch the trailer, read this review on Kveller and watch now on Netflix.
- A French Village (Un village francais) #JewishDrama
Life in a French village during German Occupation from 1940-1945, portraying the fate of the Jewish population, the development of the resistance movement, the status of women, police terror and more. French with English subtitles. 72 episodes in total. Read more here and watch now on Amazon Prime.
- Denial #JewishMovie
Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Lipstadt was sued for libel by renowned Holocaust denier, David Irving. This 2016 feature film stars Rachel Weisz. For more information about the trial, we recommend visiting this site. Watch the movie on SBS on Demand (free).
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