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J! Film
The Starfish
by Tyler Gildin
Discussion with film director moderator by Ricki Neuman
6 september kl. 19:00

The Starfish (2019) 40min | Documentary | 25 July 2019 (USA)

Director: Tyler Gildin

Sunday September 6
The film is available for your to watch from 15:30-19:00

Join us at 19:00-20:00 for the live discussions:

- The Starfish: an epilogue

with film director Tyler Goldin and Zakarias Jakobson

- Det godhjärtade Sverige

with journalist Jan Winter about organized aid for Jewish children in Sweden during WW2 and the role of the Jewish community in these efforts.

Moderator: Ricki Neuman, writer & journalist

Please register here by September 3:


How does it work

After registration to the above link, you will receive an email on Friday September 4 to confirm your participation in the program.

On Sunday September 6, you will receive an email at 15:30 with 2 links: the first link to the film movie and the second link to the zoom discussion with the film director.

You will be able to watch the film at your convenience anytime from 15:30 until 19:00 when we begin the discussion on zoom.

We look forward to seeing you online.

About the program

September 6 marks the European Day of Jewish Culture which theme this year is Jewish Journey. On that occasion, we are happy to present a film that depicts a family’s journey. The Starfish is a true story of a German-Jewish boy whose life was forever altered at the age of 10, when his parents sent him and his two older sisters to live with non-Jewish families in Sweden to escape Nazi persecution. After living in Sweden for two years, Herb Gildin and his sisters journeyed across Russia and the Pacific to be reunited with their parents as refugees in America. Focused on building his lighting business rather than dwelling on the past, decades went by before Herb told his wife and children about his childhood, resulting in one last journey back to Sweden to attempt to reunite with the remaining family members who had taken him in 60 years earlier.

About the director

Tyler Gildin is an American filmmaker whose previous works have earned him four New York Emmy Awards. In 2018 Tyler formed his own production company, Gildin Media, where he works with brands to create their social and commercial video content as well as develop and produce his own originals. Tyler's latest original documentary, The Starfish won the Audience Award for Documentary Short at the Syracuse International Film Festival and is currently available on several major streaming platforms.

In cooperation with Paideia folkhögskola, Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden and the Jewish Community in Stockholm.

Thank you Kulturrådet, Stockholms Stad & Region Stockholm

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