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The Street: A Film with the Homeless, 1h18
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities

For six years, director Daniel Cross followed the lives of brothers Danny and John Claven and Frank O'Malley—three homeless men who spent much of their time in and around a Montreal subway station. Cross became intimately involved with the three men's lives, chronicling the evolution of their years on the street, and their cycles of addiction and recovery, hope and despair. The Street was filmed in a cinema verité style. The Street was the winner of a Special Jury Award for Documentaries at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 1996 and the People's Choice Award at the 1997 Canadian International Documentary Film Awards in Toronto
Echoes from a Ghost Minyan, 47minutes
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentary films about religion, Documentary films about cities, Films about Jews and Judaism

On February 22, 1882, the S.S. Illinois docked at the foot of Federal Street on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia. Among the passengers on board were 225 European Jewish refugees, most of whom settled nearby. By the close of World War I, a little over 40 years later, South Philadelphia was home to over 100,000 Jewish immigrants, making it the second largest Jewish neighborhood in the United States. However, the thriving community didn't last long. Soon after World War II, the Jews began moving to other parts of the city and surrounding suburbs. By the beginning of the 21st century, the Jewish community of South Philadelphia had almost completely vanished.
Confrontation at Concordia
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Documentary films about religion, Documentary films about cities, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism

The documentary opens with scenes of the violence at the event, depicting fighting between protesters and Jewish students attempting to enter the venue. This is followed by an interview with student Samir Elitrosh, a leader of the Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and the leader of anti-Israel violence who was later suspended. It also features interviews with Concordia's Hillel president Yoni Petel and Concordia rector Frederick Lowy, and concludes with a discussion of what it sees as the growing trend of anti-Israel activities on North American campuses.
Staten Island Catapult, 51minutes
Directed by Gregorio Smith
Origin USA
Themes Transport films, Documentary films about technology, Documentary films about cities
Actors Brian C. Bialiy, Gregorio Smith

Dom Giotti, founder of the Staten Island Catapult Development Committee (S.I.C.D.C.) maintains that the commuting needs of Staten Islanders have long been underserved by a cost-prohibitive dichotomy of bridge or boat. In his opinion the outermost New York borough is a trove of history and culture that remains largely untapped due to a lack of mass transit alternatives.
Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street, 1h30
Directed by Phil Ranstrom
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about cities
Actors Studs Terkel

"Cheat You Fair" was the name of a store on Maxwell Street. According to director Phil Ranstrom, that name expressed "the spirit of bargaining that went on" at the store and in the street market that operated every Sunday until 1994.