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The Israel Film Archive on Monday launched a new website, incorporating thousands of hours of local movies as well as historic film clips, some of them quite rare. The website was built as part of a digitization project the archive began five years ago, in an attempt to create digital copies of the films in its possession and to save the material from being lost.
Updated: Oct. 11, 2020
Feature films are one of the most powerful tools in a history teacher's arsenal and also one of the most misused. Many of the films shown by teachers are appropriate for teaching content and also serve to engage students. Some of the most popular films used by teachers are Glory (1989), Dances with Wolves (1990), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and All Quiet on the Western Front (1979). One film that has been very popular in classes is Schindler's List (1993). In this article, I discuss appropriate criteria for choosing films for teaching about the Holocaust, and suggest other films that are appropriate and effective pedagogical tools.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2017
The New Jewish Filmmaking Project (NJFP), a program of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, produces documentary films that reflect the perspectives of the generation of Jews coming of age in America today. Since 2002, 48 teens have participated in the NJFP under the tutelage of the noted film professionals at San Francisco's Citizen Film documentary production company.
Updated: Aug. 02, 2009
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), has unveiled an innovative online resource for Jewish film. The new website will offer short films to watch online, easy access to information on hundreds of film titles, downloadable podcasts and videos that add context to film selections, viewer recommendations, educational and curricular materials, social networking opportunities, new tools for audience interactivity in theaters and more. This represents the first phase of an ongoing effort to build the largest and most comprehensive online resource for Jewish film in the world.
Updated: Jun. 28, 2009
The National Center for Jewish Film is a nonprofit motion picture archive, distributor and resource center housing the largest, most comprehensive collection of Jewish-themed film and video outside of Israel. Its mission is to gather, preserve, catalogue, and exhibit films with artistic and educational value relevant to the Jewish experience, disseminating these materials to the widest possible audience.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2008