Waves of Freedom The Movie (DVD Format)
a new documentary based on the book The Jews Secret Fleet by Murray Greenfield By Alan Rosenthal (director)
To download the free 'Waves of Freedom' Discussion Guide By Yossi Katz click here. More Below
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Waves of Freedom The Movie (DVD Format)
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a new documentary based on the book The Jews Secret Fleet by Murray Greenfield
Alan Rosenthal (director)
Waves of Freedom is a new documentary by British-Israeli film-maker Alan Rosenthal. It is based on the book 'The Jews Secret Fleet' by Murray Greenfield (with an introduction by Sir Martin Gilbert).
To download the free 'Waves of Freedom' Discussion Guide By Yossi Katz click here.
Upcoming and Past Screenings of Waves of Freedom
August 9 2010 UJA Screeing in Aspen Colorado. One of the sailers from the film, Duke Laboczewski, will be present to speak and answer questions. Call Roberta Mcgowan at the UJA for reservations:970 319 1110
April 21 2010 Grand Opening of Modiin Cinema Club (Cinema in the Maccabim Youth Center, adjacent to Yosma Elementary School) Derek Yisrael Peled, Maccaabim. Call for reservations: 052-747 2151 or 050- 825 1923
April 15 2010 Association of Americans & Canadians in Israel (AACI) in honor of Yom Hazikaron; AACI- Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center 37Pierre Koenig/2 Poalei Tzedek (across from Hadar Mall) Jerusalem; for reservations call: 02- 566-1181
March 15 2010 6th Annual Houston (Texas) Jewish Film Festival
November 2009 Jewish Film Festival held at the Jewish Community Center in Sonoma County, California
11 June 2009 Chess Club of Ramat Aviv, Ramat Aviv. For more information phone 03 643 6048
26 May 2009 Martha's Vineyard Screening. JCC on 76 St, NY.
13 May, 2009 English Speaking Cultural Club, Hod Hasharon. For more information phone 09 746 1305
6 May 2009 AMIT Women of Rehovot. For more information phone 02-673-8360
2 February, 2009 Begin Center, Jerusalem. Event Sponsored by Amit Women
July 2008 Jerusalem Film Festival
Sunday, November 2, 2008
AMC Loews Piper’s Alley 4(Co-hosted by Cheryl J. Lewin Associates and To Protect Our Heritage PAC)/li>
Monday, November 3, 2008 Wilmette Theatre (Hosted by AIPAC – The American Israel Public Affairs Committee)
“Do you want to save your people?... If the British catch you, they’ll hang you.” Sounds like something from an espionage novel, only, the stories are true. Through poignant, insightful, colorful and sometimes humorous interviews, interspersed with historic footage, WAVES OF FREEDOM documents the amazing stories of American men, Jewish and not Jewish, who volunteered at their own peril to work on barely sea-worthy vessels to run the British blockade and smuggle survivors of the Holocaust into Israel. Included in this film is footage shot on board their ship, newsreels of the time and remembrances by one couple who met on the ship, married, and are now living in Israel. Additionally, there are interviews with several former members, including a rear admiral of the Palestine Patrol -the Royal Navy unit charged with Britain’s preventing ‘illegal’ immigration into Israel - telling their side of the events. These are true stories upon which the Hollywood blockbuster film EXODUS was based.
“The film recounts how 27 Americans–most of them Jewish –ferried 1,500 Holocaust refugees from several European ports to Palestine in 1947 aboard a refitted U.S. coast-guard cutter called the “Trade Winds.” The Jerusalem ReportSeptember 29, 2008
Archive footage is integrated with recent interviews with some of the volunteers who manned the ships. Two of the volunteers, Murray Greenfield and Harold Katz, will lead the discussion after the film. This is an outstanding film for all the family to learn more about the founding of the State of Israel.
'In the two years before Israel became a state, some 250 American and Canadian volunteers manned 10 barely seaworthy ships and ran the British blockade to bring 30,000 refugees to Palestine. The film, directed by Alan Rosenthal, uses dramatic amateur footage taken at the time and interviews with the volunteer seamen as well as with British marines who boarded the ships.' Hadassah Magazine, January, 2009