dir. Maya Katherine, United Kingdom, 2023, 19min
‘Moishe’ is a short film based on the true story of Moishe Gralnick and of the Cantonists. This is the real history of a Ukrainian boy’s defiance to the Russian military’s attempts to erase his Jewish identity. We follow a 12 year old Moishe in a journey from his Jewish community in Ukraine to an institution with the goal of converting Jews to Christianity. Moishe struggles with his faith, friendships and fights for survival.