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Zikkaron/Kristallnacht: A Family Story

Zikkaron/Kristallnacht: A Family Story

  “Zikkaron/Kristallnacht: A Family Story” is a short documentary that describes the events of November 9-10, 1938, when Nazis destroyed thousands of Jewish-owned stores, synagogues, and homes all over Germany and parts of Austria under the pretext of the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris. “Kristallnacht” translates as “The Night of Broken Glass,” a […]

Puzzles: When Hate Comes to Town

Puzzles: When Hate Comes To Town

Puzzles tells the complex story of a brutal 2006 hate crime attack on three patrons of Puzzles Lounge, a gay bar in New Bedford, MA, and how the conflicting worlds of a violent homophobic offender and his victims collided. This 12-minute version of the original feature documentary explores the correlation between American economic desperation, homophobia, […]

Fighting For Justice

Fighting For Justice

  Anuz Thapa’s “Fighting for Justice” focuses on how the criminal justice system is reluctant to charge people with a ‘hate crime.’ Bangladeshi Imam Maulana Akonjee and his assistant, Thara Uddin were murdered in broad daylight in Queens in 2016. Since losing his father, Saif Akonjee becomes the head of his devastated family, deferring his […]

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