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Monday, April 19th, 2010
Roc Curry wins award at New York International Film and Video Festival

Congratulations to Mr. Robert Curry, founding director of the Rockport Film Festival, who was just informed that his documentary, Dancing with Torah was chosen as the “Best Historical Documentary” in the New York International Film and Video Festival.

Dancing with Torah, shot in 2000 in Dallas, London, and the Czech Republic, tells the story of a 12-year-old boy, Zachary Fine Albert’s quest to acquire a Czech Holocaust Survivor Torah for the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

Featured prominently in the film, are Dallas Holocaust Survivors: 

Mike Jacobs, Emanuel (Manny) Rohan, Edith Molnar, Rosalie and William Schiff, and Helen Neuberg.  Rabbi Kenneth D. Roseman of Congregation Beth Israel in Corpus Christi did narration for the project. 

Dancing with Torah has been shown at festivals, and in educational settings throughout the United States and Canada. 

In 2006 it was screened internationally at the Jewish Motifs Film Festival in Warsaw.

For information about Dancing with Torah contact Mr. Robert Curry at