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Welcome to another season of Jewish film!

What makes a Jewish Film Festival? Why, films with Jewish content, of course! This includes films with prominent Jewish characters, or which concern themselves with uniquely Jewish themes. In addition, films made in or about Israel and its people merit consideration. The Film Festival Committee viewed dozens of DVDs and selected 15 films for this yearís festival: 8 feature films, 4 documentaries and 3 shorts.

Among these are films produced in Argentina, Canada, France, England, Brazil, the U.S.and Israel. Themes cover both historical topics, such as Jewish assimilation, political persecution, and the Holocaust. Modern day conflicts involve intermarriage, kibbutz life, and the plight of Israeli soldiers on assignment in hostile territory. Some films are serious in content, probing the Jewish conscience or tracking Nazi war criminals and others are light and romantic, even whimsical in style. All are excellent films selected for your enjoyment. We invite you to join us at this celebration of Jewish life and culture.

The 2008 Film Festival Committee thanks you, our dedicated audience. Without your support and patronage, the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival would not exist. Please spread the word and letís keep our Festival growing. See you at the movies!

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Michael Silverman & Arlyne Lepie
Co-Chairs, 2008 Film Festival Committee
Sandy Saada- JCC Cultural Arts Director
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