A documentary about Jews and Arabs celebrating holidays together would itself be newsworthy. More impressive is the fact that “Holiday of Holidays” is the work of 12-year-old Talia Cohen-Vigder.
This short doc uses all the techniques we’d expect to find in productions by sophisticated filmmakers, including a wonderfully funny last shot. Not surprising, this kid-made documentary has been featured in numerous festivals around the world from Australia’s Smartfone Flick Fest to the Montclair Film Festival Emerging Film Makers Competition.
While the film’s message is universally important, we hope that teachers will see the medium’s potential for enriching learning throughout the curriculum.