A group of Holocaust survivors converge -- for what may be the last time -- to celebrate life with song dance, food, bawdy humor and memories of their darkest days.
It took seven years to make this intriguing documentary about the world of the Hasidim, who exist in an insular universe and uncompromisingly adhere to Jewish ritual. The film offers an illuminating look at a community that few outside of it ever get to see, one that cherishes family, community and a life of meaning that coincides with most Americans' core principles.
Lior Liebling, a Jewish boy with Down Syndrome, spends his days praying endlessly to God, much to the delight -- and occasional befuddlement -- of those around him. Follow Lior, nicknamed "the little rebbe", as he approaches his bar mitzvah, Ilana Trachtman's coming-of-age documentary paints a touching portrait of a family, while raising tough questions about notions of faith and disability.