Q&A with director Taliya Finkel and Anna Boros’s daughter Carla Greenspan
Mohamed Helmy was an Egyptian doctor who traveled to Berlin to study medicine; there he eventually opened a practice in the decades before WW-II. During that time, he met a Jewish girl named Anna Boros, whom he saved from capture by the Nazis by disguising her as a Muslim woman. This astounding documentary uncovers the many extraordinary maneuvers and deceptions he took to save her life, at great risk to his own. In 2013, Dr. Helmy posthumously became the first and only Arab recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations” by the state of Israel. Mohamed and Anna: In Plain Sight embodies the Talmudic precept “He who saves one life, saves an entire world,” while demonstrating how the human heart can bridge religions, cultures, and nationalities. U.S. Premiere
Five Years After the War
Samuel Albaric & Martin Wiklund
France, 2017, 17 min.
French with English subtitles
This animated short brings to explosive, exuberant life the wild fantasies of a Parisian man, the son of an absent Iraqi father and a Jewish mother, who is confounded by the modern world and trying to find his place in it. U.S. Premiere