With a fine sense of humor and satire, the film tells of a childhood that, between dictatorship and dark drama, also has its light moments. How much friendship, love, and solidarity are possible in times of repression and despotism?

Neighbours is the winner of the 2021 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival’s Jury Prize which is awarded by San Francisco’s leading film critics to the best film of the festival!

Available: March 15-21
Length: 124 minutes
Genre: Drama
Director: Mano Khalil
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2021
Language: Kurdish, Arabic, English, Hebrew, with English subtitles

Available within the Sacramento Federation Region

Next Generation

The film tells the story of the heroic people who rescued the entire Jewish population of Bulgaria during World War II and, because of their actions, offered a chance to the next generations. This is not a historical movie, but rather an emotional journey for the direct descendants of the local survivors, who are looking for their family roots and long-lost ties with their father’s homeland while revealing little-known aspects of the history of Bulgaria during World War II.

Available: March 8-14
Length: 88 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Woman Directors
Director: Niya Aleksandrova, Ayelet Heller
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: Hebrew, English, Bulgarian, with English subtitles