For the first time ever, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) has introduced Jury Prizes, to be deliberated by an esteemed panel of filmmakers, journalists and experts.
NAME OF FILM: FOREVER PURE
DIRECTOR(S): Maya Zinshtein
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Beitar Jerusalem, an intensely nationalist soccer team in the Israeli Premier League, inspires as much extreme fandom as it does controversy. The powderkeg erupted in 2013, when the team owner, a provocative Russian arms trafficker, signed two Chechen Muslim players. The hires pushed Beitar over the edge, pitting lifelong fans and longtime players against each other in this eye-opening account of the intersection between politics, racism, and sports.
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