Awake Zion
The Birdpeople
Call It Democracy
Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click.
The Education of Shelby Knox
Ghetto Fabulous
Kaikohe Demolition
In a Nutshell: A Portrait of Elizabeth Tashjian
A Life Without Pain
The Loss of Nameless Things
Mana: Beyond Belief
Occupation: Dreamland
Other People’s Pictures
Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party
A Whale of a Tale
Why Should the Devil Have All The Good Music?

Buried in the Backyard
Chickens in the City
Nature’s Blueprints
One Nice Thing
The Ramones and I
Small Town Secrets

Awake Zion

5/15, 500p, Women’s Building Buy Tickets

Monica Haim
2004, USA, 60 min.

Monica Haim brings together Jewish and Jamaican artists in a celebration of music, roots and culture in this exuberant film. Have you ever wondered why Jews and Rastafarians share the same Star of David and references to Zion? Haim’s musical conversation involves Jews, Rastafarians, Americans, Jamaicans ands Israelis—including a Hasidic dancehall star, a ska/klezmer fusion pioneer, and several generations of reggae artists. “AWAKE ZION explores the connections between reggae culture and Judaism. It’s a story about unsuspecting cultural convergence; a story about shared symbols and themes by people who might seem to be on opposite ends of the spiritual spectrum.”

—Monica Haim


Preceded by:

One Nice Thing

Julia Kim Smith, Francesca Danieli, David Beaudouin
2004, USA, 10 min.

Crossing a much bigger cultural divide: Democrats and Republicans try to think of something nice to say about one another. It’s not easy, but they give it shot.