ABQ Virtual Jewish Film Festival


July 30 - Aug 2 Virtual Screening

Zoom Discussion: 8/2 at 3pm

Time: 7:00pm     Day: Thursday     Ages: All Ages     Price: $8 - $15

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The ABQ Virtual Jewish Film Festival Presents: 



Germany, 2020 Drama, 106 min

English with German Subtitles

Dror Zahavi, Director

Screening 7/30 – 8/2

Zoom Discussion with Michael Hunter Ochs: 8/2 at 3 pm


Please note that ticket sales will end on July 30, 5 pm



When a world-famous conductor tries to create an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra, it takes all his skill and resources to overcome the discord and get them to play in harmony, rising to a tense and emotional finale.  When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck (Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann) accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of sheer unsolvable problems. Having grown up in a state of war, suppression or constant risk of terrorist attacks, the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team. Lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – they form two parties who deeply mistrust each other, on and off-stage alike. Will Sporck succeed and make the young people forget their hatred, at least for the three weeks until the concert? With the first glimmer of hope, however, the political opponents of the orchestra show them how strong they are. View the trailer here! 


Zoom Guest Speaker: Michael Hunter Ochs is a successful film composer and songwriter who is also recognized as a breakthrough composer in Hebrew/Jewish worship music. In 2008 Michael was asked to do the unimaginable - visit the West Bank and collaborate with award-winning Palestinian peace activist and poet, Alaa Alshaham. In 2014 the two founded The Pursuit Of Harmony and have toured the world together sharing the unlikely story of their inspiring friendship. Learn more about The Pursuit of Harmony on their website: www.thepursuitofharmony.com


How does a virtual film festival work?

  • The film will have a 72-hour viewing period from July 30, 7pm - August 2, 7pm.
  • You will receive a link and password to view the film 24 hours before the screening period starts. Be sure to check your Spam folder. 
  • You must watch each film during the viewing period.
  • Internet speed is essential to home-viewing. If you haven't streamed movies at home before, we recommend running a speed test for your internet at https://www.speedtest.net to make sure you can easily stream the film. The minimum download speed is 10Mbps, but we recommend 25-35Mbps for optimal viewing. Additional information about streaming is available at our website, https://www.abqjewishfilmfest.com

What is the differences between "Individual" and "Household" tickets? 


  • Individual Viewing: intended for individual use
  • Household Viewing: intended for 2+ people to share & watch together within one physical household

 Questions? Email mayas@jccabq.org