Jews in Shorts: Documentary Program II

In their own way, each of these short documentaries presents subjects who are trying to make the world a fairer and more equitable place. A small-business owner goes door-to-door convincing her neighbors to get vaccinated, a famous cinematographer makes films to protest war and inequality, and two progressive Jewish summer camps set aside their century-old rivalry to run a youth program in these films showcasing creative activism.

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The Panola Project

Dorothy Oliver travels door-to-door in rural Alabama to make sure the members of her often-overlooked Black community get vaccinated, and small town Panola comes together in creative ways to survive the pandemic.

Shoot from the Heart

A portrait of the legendary Haskell Wexler during the last ten years of his life––a man whose life as a cinematographer and activist were inextricably connected. Featuring Jane Fonda and renowned filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, through the lens of Joan Churchill.


The tale of a century-old rivalry between two progressive Jewish summer camps in Upstate New York and their newfound alliance to inspire youth activism today.

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Monday August 1, 2022
12:01 a.m.
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