2013 Documentary Short

Aliyah Yaeli

Dir: Rebecca Sherwood, Israel, Documentary Short, 14 mins

World Premiere

Meet Lindsay, Hebrew name Aliyah Yaeli, a late 20’s black Jewish American living in Israel.

Aliyah Yaeli

Beale Street Blues

Dir: Kecia Benson, US, Documentary Short, 26 mins

A short documentary about struggling African American Blues Artists on Beale Street in Memphis, TN and the controversial issues they face. The film gets up close and personal with blues pioneers: Memphis Gold, Earl the Pearl, Sonny Mack, John MoBlues, Mz. Zeno, Carl Drew, Rudy Williams, and Big Jerry, as they give their perspective on the blues today.

Beale Street Blues

Desperately Seeking Stagg Girls

Dir: Sonia Gonzalez
, US, Documentary Short, 18 mins

World Premiere

As she’s watching a 1980’s documentary about South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a young French woman is caught by a RIP graffiti signed by the Stagg Girls on a wall near her house.

Desperately Seeking Stagg Girls

Hip Hop Hassad

Dir: Francesca Pagani
, US/Israel/Italy, Documentary Short, 26 mins

A short documentary film that investigates the racial divide between Jews and African Americans in Brooklyn through the eyes of an Hasidic rapper, Describe, who introduces his unique sound to the masses at nightclubs, exposing himself to potential prejudice and strict critiques from his community.

Hip Hop Hassad

The Smell of Sand

Dir: Megan Corry
, US, Documentary Short, 19 mins

World Premiere

Shot in the style of a “home video” this short documentary tells of one couple’s honest and personal journey with infertility.


The Smell of Sand

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