Friday, April 9, 2010

2 Documentaries

Praying With Lior
I watched this documentary a few weeks ago and it has stayed with me. It is simple. It is precious. It resonated.
On top of that, it is very beautifully made. I don't know why, but I love love love the pink-tinged cinematography.
Take a minute (or 87) and watch this.
Lior will steal your heart, I promise...
and make you wish you could prepare for your bar (bat) mitzvah and recite torah and clap and dance in joyful circles and learn to daven and have such constant innocent faith in hashem.
(I'm not gonna lie. Sometimes I really wish I could be Jewish).

A Touch of Greatness

Another good one. I saw it for the first time a few years ago and watched it again last week. It never fails to make me want to abandon all other plans and just go teach 5th grade. Bear costumes? Shakespeare plays in the woods?
Albert Cullum is a remarkable man. If you care about education, watch this film. It actually makes me cry a little because I feel so joyful and inspired when I watch the way he teaches.
It's only 50 minutes or so.

Both of the above films are on Netflix watch-instantly. Do it.

1 comment:

Marie said...

I really wish I could be Jewish as well. I love everything about them. If you think about it, we are kind of like mondern day Jews.