The 28th annual New York Jewish Film Festival will take place January 9 to 22, 2019, featuring new work as well as restored classics.
Mohamed and Anna: In Plain Sight
NAME OF FILM: MOHAMED AND ANNA: IN PLAIN SIGHT
DIRECTOR(S): Taliya Finkel
STARRING: Zvi Abrahamsohn-Aviram, Irena Steinfeld, Ronen Steinke
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Mohamed Helmy was an Egyptian doctor who traveled to Berlin to study medicine; there he eventually opened a practice in the decades before World War II. During that time, he met a Jewish girl named Anna Boros, whom he saved from capture by the Nazis by disguising her as a Muslim woman. This astounding documentary uncovers the many extraordinary maneuvers and deceptions he took to save her life, at great risk to his own. In 2013, Dr. Helmy posthumously became the first and only Arab recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations” by the state of Israel. Mohamed and Anna: In Plain Sight embodies the Talmudic precept “He who saves one life, saves an entire world,” while demonstrating how the human heart can bridge religions, cultures, and nationalities.