Our recap of the best tv, movies and docos to watch this week!
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- Wish I was Here – #IndieDarling
A struggling actor, father and husband begins homeschooling his children when his father can no longer afford to pay for their private education at a Jewish day school. His chaotic curriculum leads to some surprising self-discoveries for him and his family, as he tries to find a purpose for his life. Available on Stan.
- Asylum City – #IsraeliTV
A young police investigator in Tel Aviv begins investigating a murder. While trying to find the killer, she untangles the mystery and becomes a real threat to forces bigger and stronger than her. Available on SBS On Demand
- Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana – #InspiringDoco
A tiny community in rural Ghana recently discovered that the religion they have been practicing for centuries is Judaism. Filmmaker Gabrielle Zilkha explores their story from isolation to global connection and the challenges and rewards they face along the way. Available on Amazon Prime.
- Mossad 101 – #IsraeliThriller
Cadets from every level of Israeli society undergo intense training to join their country’s elite, highly classified intelligence service, the Mossad. Available on Netflix
- Laughing Tears – #ComedyDoco
This film captures the essence of Jewish humor in this fearlessly open, prejudice-defying documentary. Through a collage of interviews and comedy routines, take us a tour of Jewish humor, from the earthy jokes of the Eastern European shtetls to the stand-up routines of U.S. comics and modern day Israel, which can’t resist poking fun at its most sacred institutions. Available on Amazon Prime
About the author
Shoshana Gottlieb is a writer fresh out of uni and mooching off her brother’s Netflix account. An avid TV and movie fan, she dreams of writing romcoms and Hallmark Chanukah movies. Her favourite TV shows at the moment are The Good Place and Big Little Lies, and her favourite romcom is When Harry Met Sally. You can find her movie reviews at shoshanagottlieb.wordpress.com and her inane musings on twitter @taxiapologist.
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