In early Hollywood, it was often not coincidence but policy that led to Jews rarely playing Jewish characters.
This is a conversation that’s easily applicable to communities that place a high value on achievement.
Filmmaker Alison Klayman was rattled when asked why she made ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.’ Then she realized the dissident is a Chinese version of the quintessential Jewish outsider.
After an impressive few years of Israeli films showcased prominently at the Berlin Film Festival, there was a conspicuous dearth of Israeli fare this year.
The final winners at the Sundance Film Festival were announced on the evening Sunday January 29 and there were big wins for Israel and Jewish themed films as well as films helmed by Jewish directors.
Filmmaker Alison Klayman talks about her new documentary, ‘Never Sorry,’ which profiles Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. It debuts this week at the Sundance Film Festival.