Hiding and Seeking (2004)
First Run Features, The Film Center Building
"This award-winning documentary tells the dramatic and emotional story of a Jewish father who journeys with his two ultra-orthodox sons back to Poland to try to find the Christian farmers who hid their family from the Nazis. His hope is to instill in his insulated and narrow- minded sons the power of interfaith tolerance and trust." [this description quoted from the First Run Features website] Menachem Daum is an Orthodox Jew and the child of Polish Holocaust survivors. Over many years he has interviewed survivors of the camps about the impact of the Nazi's extermination efforts on the Jewish faith. He is concerned by insularity and intolerance toward non-Jews that he sees growing within Orthodox Judaism and in Brooklyn, NY where he lives and raised his family. Mr. Daud's two sons have moved to Israel to study Talmud. In an effort to raise consciousness of the need to build bridges between faiths, Mr. Daud takes his sons, Tzvi Dovid and Akiva, on a trip to Poland to try to find the non-Jewish Polish family, the Mucha Family, who hid his wife's father and his two brothers for 28 months. See PBS website info about the film at http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2005/hidingandseeking/about.html This film won the Best Documentary Film - 2004 Jewish Image Awards; the Grand Prize - North American Interfaith Film Festival; and the Grad-Prix - Warsaw International Jewish Film Festival
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