Meet the Director of 'Fig Tree,' a New Film About Young Love in the Midst of the Ethiopian Civil War

Anya Wassenberg, OkayAfrica, 09/14/2018

At TIFF, we talked to Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian, the Ethiopian-Israeli filmmaker telling a story that has parallels to her own life.

When Blacks and Jews Joined Forces To Defeat The KKK

A.J. Goldmann, The Forward, 05/17/2018

The film’s plea for Jews and Blacks to band together to combat white supremacy is a message shared the real Ron Stallworth.

Seven Jewish Heroines Disney Should Make a Movie About

Marjorie Ingall, Tablet, 12/05/2016

In Disney's latest animated blockbuster-Moana, set in Polynesia-the title character's religious faith plays an important role, as Mark I. Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to Disney, noted in Tablet last week.

Sammy Davis Jr., In His Own Words, On Choosing Judaism

Inte, Heeb, 08/26/2016

While much has been made of Davis Jr’s Judaism (you don’t exactly run into black, one-eyed, singing, dancing, acting Jews everyday) it’s one thing to talk about his conversion in the abstract, but it’s quite another to hear the man himself tell the story. Why did he, a scrawny black kid brought up in showbiz by a Catholic mother and a Baptist father, make the choice to become Jewish well into his life and career