Click on the links below to see the film of each elder featured from this year's project! We've also included the links to previous year's pieces...
Better Together Videos
Contra Costa Midrasha's nationally recognized inter-generational mentor program teaches participating students to be documentary film-makers while also building strong relationships with their elders from the Reutlinger Community in Danville.
Through training by nationally recognized StoryCenter in Berkeley and other professional film-makers, teens will partner with a senior mentor and hear their life stories. Each year ends with a film festival of each students' mini documentary, made possible from a generous "Better Together" grant.
This year's Film Festival happened at Reutlinger on March 24, 2019 at 2pm. And the videos have been published! Click on the video below, or the links to the left (in the green box) to link to see your favorite video!
This year's (2018-19) films feature Reutlinger residents Margie Cohen, Annabelle Cloner, Mildred Dagan, Bill and Lucy Danzig, Nedda Katzburg, Jerry Klonoff, Dorothy Langer and Scott Wachenheim.
The film-makers from the joint Midrasha-CCJDS "Better Together" elective are Boaz Buchman-Perl, Yuval Draznin, Daniela Goldfein, Benjie Katz, Max Koebel, Irene Meklin, Lucas Oppenheimer and Hanna Raskin.