Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

Germans & Jews

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:30pm

Provocative and enlightening, “Germans & Jews” offers a new perspective on a complex history. Today, Europe’s fastest-growing Jewish population is in Berlin. Germany is considered one of the most democratic societies in the world, assuming the position of moral leader in Europe as it embraces hundreds of thousands of refugees. None of these developments could have been imagined in 1945. Through personal stories, “Germans & Jews” explores the country’s transformation from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced story of reconciliation emerges. What begins as a private conversation between two filmmakers and friends, executive producer Tal Recanati (Jewish) and director Janina Quint (non-Jewish German), grows into a cultural exchange among many. Despite their differences, the Germans and Jews featured in the film come to realize that they are inextricably linked through the memory of the Holocaust. The LA Times calls the documentary “a nuanced look at a complicated situation that offers insights into the intricacies of the human condition.”

Shown with

Munich '72 And Beyond

Munich '72 and Beyond

Stephen Crisman

A searing account of the kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Summer Olympics.

2016
29 min.
English & Hebrew