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Turn To Me

Directed by Murray Nossel
A documentary about our responsibility to visit the sick

Overview

Genre
Religion, Human Interest, Social Issues, Cultural History, and Culture
Synopsis

Turn to Me is a documentary by Murray Nossel, featuring Nobel Prize–winning author Elie Wiesel. It is about the Jewish "mitzvah of bikur cholim", the responsibility to visit the sick. The film tells the story of what bikur cholim means to people today: supportive, caring relationships, mutually rewarding exchanges and healing, even when there is no cure. The narrative begins in the middle - the camera’s lens is intimate and pans into the real lives of people committed to a bikur cholim relationship. Their commentary helps us understand the profound impact of the visits we are viewing while at the same time we might see ourselves in the roles of the visitor or visited.

Stage
finished

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
2007

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