Punk Jews, photograph, 2010 Jesse Zook Mann, director of the film “Punk Jews” (2012), with documentary subject Yishai Romanoff, lead singer for the Hassidic punk band “Moshiach Oi!” This shot was taken during the production of the film. Punk Jews explores an emerging movement of provocateurs and committed Jews who are asking what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. Jewish artists, activists and musicians from diverse backgrounds and communities are defying norms and expressing their Jewish identities in unconventional ways. In the process, they are challenging stereotypes and breaking down barriers.
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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