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November 25, 2021, 8:00 am
BDS protest at Queer Film Fest
Protesters at Melbourne's Jam Factory last week called for the cancellation of a screening of an Israeli movie at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and urged the festival to adopt a BDS platform.
November 19, 2021, 5:30 pm
Anger at Israeli movie screening at Melbourne LGBTQ film festival
Anti-Defamation Commission: 'When was the last time you saw a Gay Pride Parade in the West Bank or Gaza? The treatment of gays, women and ethnic minorities in Israel is a thousand times better than in any country in the Middle East.'
times of israel
January 11, 2021, 4:01 pm
Australia’s most remote Jew?
Polish-born Joseph Szczepina lives on a property outside the town of Birdsville in outback Queensland.
November 16, 2020, 12:03 pm
A sibling for Levi
An Australian-first mini-doco following Janine and Shimon Davidowitz’s IVF journey will screen at Stories of the Soul, an Australian Jewish Fertility Network event, on November 18.
September 25, 2020, 2:22 pm
Yom Kippur in Melbourne’s lockdown
'We were telling this story from Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, [but] we could have been telling it from any number of synagogues around Australia'.
August 7, 2020, 3:45 pm
Film festival moves online
This year’s Melbourne International Film Festival is going ahead, but movie fans will enjoy the line-up in their own homes due to COVID-19.
June 11, 2020, 12:00 am
One-on-one with Hollywood star Jesse Eisenberg
Known for his performances in The Social Network and Zombieland, Jesse Eisenberg speaks to The AJN about his latest role in World War II biopic, Resistance.
June 10, 2020, 10:55 am
‘My Israel’ school video competition goes national
In small teams, entrants are encouraged to create short videos about Israel covering topics including history, food, politics, culture, hi-tech, security, agriculture and tourism.
June 4, 2020, 12:05 am
‘New ideas and worlds’
This year’s special 67th Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition and Awards presents a distilled essence of Sydney Film Festival, and runs from June 10-21.
June 4, 2020, 12:00 am
Survivor’s celebration of life
A short film by Melbourne performance artist Jane Korman about her 96-year-old mother Marysia was highly commended in the inaugural Isolation Film Festival.
May 30, 2020, 6:09 pm
New ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ movie coming to big screen
The remake of the iconic Broadway musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ will be carrying on a tradition of more than 50 years.
May 15, 2020, 10:51 am
‘Triumphing as popular art’
Exploring the culture, history and politics of South Africa through features and documentaries, the Sydney South African Film Festival is screening nationwide until May 26.
April 6, 2020, 12:10 pm
Jewish film festival takes shape
The coronavirus pandemic poses special challenges for JIFF artistic director Eddie Tamir’s preparation for this year’s festival.
February 10, 2020, 3:53 pm
Oscar triumph for Phoenix, Waititi
Joaquin Phoenix took out Best Actor for his role in Joker, while New Zealander Taika Waititi picked up Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit.
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February 3, 2020, 4:30 pm
Taika Waititi: ‘I don’t know if I should feel insulted’
Jewish New Zealander Taika Waititi, who wrote and directed the Nazi-era satire Jojo Rabbit, has won the Bafta award for best adapted screenplay.