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Berlin Jewish film fest winners

A film about the 2005 evacuation of Jewish settlers from Gaza has won one of two top prizes at Berlin’s annual Jewish Film Festival. Nicola Galliner, director of the 13-year-old festival, named “5 Days” by director Yoav Shamir the “best Israeli film of 2007.” The award carries a prize of 3,000 Euro, or about $4,000.The public’s favorite film was “The Galilee Eskimos,” a tragic-comedy about a kibbutz on the brink of bankruptcy by Israeli director Jonathan Paz. He received the Gerhard-Klein prize of 2,000 Euro ($2,701).Sponsors of the festival include the city of Berlin, the Jewish School of Continuing Education in Berlin, Friends of the German Cinema, and private donors.

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