RAFTING TO BOMBAY
Directed by EREZ LAUFER
Israel, 2008, 71 min. NY Premiere.
English & Hebrew (with English subtitles)
Synopsis: While filming his father revisiting his childhood city of Mumbai, India, Israeli director Erez Laufer finds himself caught in the terror attack in city. As the drama of the terrorist takeover in Mumbai unfolds, the Laufer family recounts how they found refuge there in the 1940s after fleeing the Nazis and a little-known story emerges of the Jewish refugees who found a safe haven in Mumbai during World War II.
Director Erez Laufer: Erez Laufer, an Israeli born documentary filmmaker, has successfully made films dealing with different aspects of Israeli culture and history, like the The Darien Dilemma and others. His film Mike Brat - Laisse-moi t'aimer, won the 2002 Israeli Academy Award and had its international premiere at the Directors Fortnight at Cannes 2003. He is also the editor of two US Oscar nominees for Best Documentary - My Country My Country (2006) and The War Room (1993).
Erez Laufer & Family