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Film Festival

Screenshot 2016-02-18 16.07.30Every year, the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire puts on a film festival hosted in theaters across the state. The UVJC will also be screening some of these films here on the Dartnouth campus at Carpenter 013. To find out more about the official film festival or to purchase tickets for the that, visit

Thursday, March 31st, 7 P.M. Rock in the Red Zone

Sunday, April 3rd, 4 P.M. Once in a Lifetime
Tuesday, April 5th, 7 P.M. Raise the Roof
Thursday, April 7th, 7 P.M. Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa
Sunday, April 10th, 4 P.M. Dough

All screenings are shown at Dartmouth College, Carpenter 013, adjacent to Baker Library. Screenings are free to UVJC members, but donations are welcome.



Rock in the Red Zone

Thursday, March 31, 7 P.M.

This stunning documentary portrays the lives of the rock musicians of Sderot, a city on the Gaza border, directly in the path of the Hamas rockets. Working from underground bomb shelters, the children of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East create a unique Sderot sound that has transformed Israeli music.

“One of the BEST Israeli docs … ever” -David Brinn, The Jerusalem Post




Once in a Lifetime

Sunday, April 3 at 4 P.M.

When a class of multicultural, sometimes unruly, French high school students reluctantly undertakes a project on the theme of child victims of the Nazi concentration camps, the outcomes are surprising. The film is based on actual events in contemporary France.

Audience Award, Boston Jewish Film Festival 2015.


Raise the Roof

Tuesday, April 5 at 7 P.M.

Inspired by images of the magnificent wooden synagogues of 18th-century Poland–the last of which was destroyed by the Nazis–artists Rick and Laura Brown, along with 300 volunteers from around the world, spend 10 years hand-building a show-stopping reconstruction of the art-filled Gwozdziec synagogue.

Best Film Audience Award, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2015


Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa

Thursday, April 7 at 7 P.M.

This inspirational documentary tells the story of Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer and art lover who has spent his life confronting apartheid and injustice in South Africa. Rejecting the violence that has physically maimed him, Sachs achieved “soft vengeance” through democracy and the rule of law.

“A stunning documentary” -Linda Holmes,
Best International Film, Encounters Film Festival UK


Sunday, April 10 at 4 P.M.

An old Jewish baker’s faltering business is inadvertently saved by his cannabis-dealing teenage Muslim apprentice. The British comedy is a warm-hearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice.

Opening Night Selection, 2015 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival