A selection of clips from the archive

The Sabbath Bride (1987)

 One-hour documentary about the Jewish Sabbath
See More Productions for Channel 4 TV

 

Chasing Shadows (1990)

One-hour documentary about Jewish life in pre-war Carpathia
Written and presented by Hugo Gryn
See More Productions for Channel 4 TV

 

The Star, The Castle & The Butterfly (1990)

Thirty minute documentary about the ancient Jewish quarter of Prague 
Written and presented by Hugo Gryn
See More Productions for Channel 4 TV

 

The Boys From The Bronx (1993)

Short film about two writers, Jerome Charyn and Frederic Tuten, following them back to their childhood haunts in the Bronx  Panoptic/Gabriel Films for Channel 4 TV

 

Shop Till You Drop (1993)

Short film about New York's annual Christmas shopping spree
Panoptic/Gabriel Films for Channel 4 TV

 

Leon's Story (2009)

30' documentary film about Leon Greenman. Born in the East End of London, Leon was living with his family in the Netherlands when war broke out. Unable to prove their British nationality, Leon’s wife and son were murdered at Auschwitz. Leonsurvived six concentration camps and until his death in 2008 spoke to thousands of young people as a witness of the Holocaust, delivering a powerful message against racism.  This  film accompanies the permanent gallery at The Jewish Museum London, which displays many of Leon’s family possessions, including his wife’s wedding dress and his son’s toy.

 

Naomi’s film archive is deposited at Huntley Film Archives.

NTSC DVDs of The Sabbath Bride, Chasing Shadows, and The Star, The Castle & The Butterfly available from the National Center for Jewish Film.