WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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n 24 DAYS ★ A French film based on the 2006 kidnapping of Ilan Halimi, a Parisian Jew, by a suburban gang demanding a huge ran- som, explores modern-day anti-Semitism. The Hollywood Reporter calls this thriller, "A white-knuckled investigation…with twists and turns coming at your from every direction." n JON IMBER'S LEFT HAND ★ A documentary capturing the last year in the life of the renowned Somerville-based artist who suf- fered from ALS as he reinvests his artistic style and maintains what some call "Jewish humor" even as his body fails him. The film's director comments, "Imber's example will help anyone live a full, joyous life, even in the face of their own mortality." n DOVE'S CRY ★ An Israeli documentary featuring the true story of Hadeel, a religious Muslim teaching Arabic at a Jewish elemen- tary school near Tel Aviv. The film explores one woman's quest to balance conflicting demands — her career as a teacher, her role as a principled Arab citizen of Israel and her family's expectations of marriage and family. F I L M S T O E X P L O R E J E W I S H I D E N T I T Y For 10 percent of festival attendees who call themselves Jews, the BJFF is the only Jewish activity they engage in all year. The Pew Research Center's 2013 study, "A Portrait of Jewish Americans," reveals that while 94 percent of American Jews are proud to be 125 f a l l 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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