Kids Video Stories

Two groups of young artists from the United States and South Sudan connect over Zoom to create a story about the effects of COVID-19. This video captures their experience over two weeks in June 2020. Gail Prensky, Producer and Sean MacLaughlin, Producer and Editor. KIDS VIDEO STORIES is an initiative of The Jüdische Kulturbund Project’s … Read More

Remembering the Jews of Greece

Highlight video, produced in December 2019. Highlights of “Remembering the Jews of Greece: A Musical Journey” performed at The United Church/Die Vereinigte Kirche in Washington, DC on November 9, 2019. The program was co-sponsored by the Greek Chamber Music Project, The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, and The United Church in cooperation with the Rabin Chair Forum … Read More

Hannah’s Dance

In June 2019, The Jüdische Kulturbund Project was invited to The Greenhouse at Andy’s Summer Playhouse to devise vignettes around the story of Hannah’s Dance. This video highlights that experience.

Bullets to Books

  In collaboration with co-producer/director Andy Truschinski and cinematographer/editor Sean MacLaughlin, we are producing a feature documentary film called Bullets to Books, which tells the story of 28 year-old Jok Abraham Thon, founder of the Promise Land Secondary School in South Sudan. Jok’s mission is changing minds from bullets to books, believing that it is through education that … Read More

Margot Neuhaus — Coming Full Circle

Margot Neuhaus shares tells us about Coming Full Circle, an exhibit of her artwork in two series, In Memoriam and Light Motives. Coming Full Circle will be on exhibit at the Galicia Museum and the Jewish Community Center in Krakow, Poland as part of the Jewish Culture Festival, June 23-July 1, 2018.  Produced May 2018.

Music + Art: Responses to Oppression-Students

This video highlights The Jüdische Kulturbund Project “Music + Art: Responses to Oppression” workshops with middle- and high-schools in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   November 13-15, 2017. Sponsored by Classrooms Without Borders.

Education Programs

Through its education programs, The Jüdische Kulturbund Project embraces its mission to encourage participants to connect with each other through common experiences, inspire people to respond to persecution through cultural expression, and encourage freedom of expression and culture.   DIGITAL STORIES: A workshop program (virtual or in person) that teaches participants how to use written stories, dance, … Read More

“Chords”, an interview with Joan Belmar

A video interview with Joan Belmar, featuring his painting series “Chords” on exhibition at Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC, September 12 to October 25, 2014.  Directed and produced by Gail Prensky and John King.

The Jüdische Kulturbund Project

This short video was produced in 2014 to show The Jüdische Kulturbund Project’s vision for telling the story of artists living under oppression and how they respond through their art.  

Cheick Hamala Diabaté Cheick Hamala Diabaté is a Malian griot and musician living in Washington, DC. In this interview, Cheick talks about the importance of music and being a musician to connect with people and communicate about Mali, Africa.