Gateway to the West, film still, 2012 Over the last 111 years, the Nusach Hari B’nai Zion Congregation in St. Louis, Missouri has reflected the greater story of Midwestern American Jewry in its many forms. Recently, the synagogue underwent a transformation as it moved from its home of the last sixty years, now falling to disrepair, to a new building- reflecting both a shrinking in congregation size and the migration of members to progressively more western suburban neighborhoods. Filmmaker Saul Sudin grew up attending Nusach H’ari B’nai Zion, and he weaves a portrait of how every inch of the now dilapidating older structure vibrates with history
Names, Not Numbers, film still, 2013 “Names, Not Numbers” is an innovative Holocaust education program where grade students are trained in journalism and film-making techniques for their own sit-down interview with a single survivor whose biography they have studied. The students ask their own questions, run their own camera, and edit their interview into 5 and 15 minute
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