The Crossing The story of Gerda and her brother Otto, who are left alone when their parents who are in the Norwegian resistance during WWII have been arrested. The children find two Jewish children hidden in their basement. The four children set out on an adventure to flee the Nazis and cross the border to neutral Sweden to reunite Daniel and Sarah with their parents. The Tattooed Torah A beautiful, animated film narrated by Ed Asner recounts the true story of the recue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia and teaches the Holocaust not only as a period of destruction but also an opportunity for redemption. It is a profound story of love, bonds across generations, tradition, resilience and above all a story of hope. The Tattooed Torah is a must see for children and adults alike.
The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival, in association with the Wilmington United Jewish Appeal and with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is, through the screening of excellent films with Jewish content, to promote a deeper understanding of Jewish history and contemporary Jewish culture. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.