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Best of the Summer 2017 New Jersey International Film Festival - Part 3
Passaic – Douglas Underdahl (Millburn, New Jersey)
The son of an investigative journalist stumbles upon his late father’s last unsolved case – a murder that tore apart the gritty town of Passaic, NJ – and he needs to decide if he will dig back into the decades-old crime, to discover the truth behind the tragedy, in order to better understand his father and himself. Based on a true story. 2017; 15 min. With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Douglas Underdahl!
Levinsky Park – Beth Kruvant (South Orange, New Jersey)
No country has been more historically indebted to refugees than Israel. Yet, in the Levinsky Park neighborhood of Tel Aviv, a community of sub-Saharan African refugees seeking freedom in a strange new country has found itself in a vexing clash between two cultures. The film provocatively ventures into the lives of the denizens of Levinsky Park, incisively capturing the mixed feelings of resentment, apprehension, and acceptance on the part of the established Jewish community along with the exhilaration and anxiety felt by the newest residents. A fascinating and nuanced portrait of one of the defining global issues of our time: refugee migration. In English and Hebrew, subtitled. 2016; 66 min. With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Beth Kruvant! Co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers)!
Screening are part of NJFF. To learn more about NJFF, please click on the link below.