There’s no rest for the festival goer in the city of Toronto as where Hot Docs bows out for yet another year the Toronto Jewish Film Festival is going strong.
Over a period of 18 months, filmmaker Ran Tal (The Garden of Eden, Children of the Sun) observes the daily life of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. A cast of colourful characters emerge: a singing security guard, the American museum director, the Jerusalemite curator, the Haredi kashrut inspector, custodians, tour guides and visitors as they pass through its doors. We are also given insight into the Museum’s attempts to incorporate Palestinian representation into its collection. Tal’s elegantly shot film shows us not only a microcosm of Israeli society, but also how this institution seeks to both reflect and mold Israeli history and culture.
This is a fascinating doc and genuine look at another culture. Thanks to our friends at the TJFF we’ve got some tickets for you to win to a screening at the Innis Town Hall this coming Thursday May 10th at 5:30PM. Your chance to win simply couldn’t be easier.
E-mail us at [email protected] with your full name, ‘The Museum-TJFF’ in the subject header and the answer to the following question. How many years has the Toronto Jewish Film Festival been in existence?
The contest is open to all residents of Toronto, one entry per household please and will run until Wednesday May 9th at 11:59AM. All winners will be informed via e-mail after the contest has closed.