Celebrated Canadian playwright and filmmaker Jason Sherman goes to Israel to search for the tree that was planted there in his name on the occasion of his bar mitzvah at Toronto’s Beth Tikvah Synagogue forty years ago.

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My Tree, Canada, 2021, 105 minutes. Director: Jason Sherman

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My Tree

A new film from acclaimed Toronto filmmaker and playwright Jason Sherman

Viewing available Thursday, October 14 – Sunday, October 17

“My Tree is a profoundly emotional and revelatory film” ScreenDaily 

Official Selection, Hot Docs Film Festival 2021

Celebrated Toronto playwright and filmmaker Jason Sherman goes to Israel to search for the tree that was planted there in his name on the occasion of his bar mitzvah at Toronto’s Beth Tikvah Synagogue forty years ago. His travels take him to parks and forests throughout the country, and what begins with a simple objective leads to some complex and surprising discoveries revolving around a conservation area called Canada Park. In his thoughtful personal documentary, Sherman speaks to a cross-section of voices as he tries to figure out what to do about his findings, and how it affects his connection to Israel.

“Sherman wisely never succumbs to polemic or screed. He instead lets his participants share their views on these complicated and intertwined subjects to invite an open conversation…It’s a film that above all highlights the need to listen and to engage.” – POV Magazine

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Live Zoom Q&A with Director and Playwright Jason Sherman will take place on
Sunday, October 17 at 7PM.

Moderated by Gilad Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of JAYU.

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

In Partnership with:

JAYU

Start Date: October 14, 2021

Closing Date: October 17, 2021

Viewing available: October 14 – 17
Live Zoom Q&A: October 17 at 7PM

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