North American Premiere
An Evening with Richard Trank
Directed by Richard Trank
US | 100 minutes | 2015
English and Hebrew with English subtitles
Academy Award-winning director Richard Trank presents the North American Premiere of Our Boys, a heart-affecting documentary which examines the events surrounding the kidnapping and murder of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Fraenkel, and Eyal Yifrach by Hamas terrorists in the summer of 2014 in Israel. The parents of each boy recall their short lives and how this tragedy has impacted them. Arab affairs analyst for Israeli TV Ehud Yaari and author Yossi Klein Halevi discuss why the kidnapping and murder of the boys so dramatically galvanized Israel. Our Boys is an emotionally poignant and insightful film that also looks at how events during and after the Gaza war have led to the greatest resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe since the defeat of the Nazis in 1945.
Richard Trank is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Executive Producer at Moriah Films, the documentary filming division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, where he has served since 1984. For the past two decades, Richard has also served as the executive producer and principal writer and director of the film presentations for the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and New York. Richard has dedicated his career to producing films that shed light on the 3,500-year-old Jewish experience, as well as contemporary human rights and ethical issues.
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||English and Hebrew with English subtitles
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||Iris & Uri Yifrach, Bat-Galim & Ofir Shaar, Racheli & Avi Fraenkel, Ehud Yaari, Yossi Klein Halevi