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Harmony Amidst Chaos: The Inspirational Journey of Rasha Hamad and Devorah Schramm in 'Beautiful Music'

With the positive news of Israelis and Palestinians being returned to their homes in the Middle East conflict , we wanted to take the time to highlight the documentary Beautiful Music streaming on TheArchive . Beautiful Music is a perfect example of how peace, love, humanity and art can help establish connections and friendships between Palestinians and Israelis even through geopolitical chaos and upheaval.  In this documentary, Rasha Hamad, a 36-year-old Palestinian girl hailing from the northern West Bank, grapples with blindness, mental disabilities, and severe autism. Her ability to play the piano is an extraordinary outcome of an unexpected partnership with Devorah Schramm , an Orthodox Jew, which commenced when Ms. Hamad was just 11 .  Devorah Schramm, an American-born pianist and composer who relocated to Israel in 1975 with her husband Lenn. Settling in Gilo, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Devorah, a devoutly religious woman, started teaching piano both privately at home and

Wounded Land now on TheArchive

This week’s blog post highlights the documentary Wounded Land , which was originally supposed to be a film about the famous and historic winemaking regions of Ukraine. Their plans changed however when Russia further invaded, causing director Roman Zajac and cinematographer Andriy Semenyuk to pivot to creating a powerful film about the devastation of war , resilience, and the strength of the human spirit.  Even during a major war, a resilient group of winemakers continues to cultivate their passion amidst the dark clouds of conflict. For years, these dedicated individuals have produced exceptional wines, but their journey has been fraught with challenges as the country faces the turmoil of war with Russia . Due to this devastating war, more than 14 million Ukrainians have left their homes . The global repercussions of the war also have significant consequences felt in agricultural markets and food security. Ukrainian agriculture has suffered extensive damage, resulting in a mounting p

Holocaust Remembrance Day

  Just a week ahead of Israel's 75th anniversary, TheArchive observes Holocaust Remembrance Day and remembers the millions who perished and the millions whose eternal light continues to shine as a beacon of hope.  Humanity will triumph in the face of any challenge and transcend any wrong. Oscar winning documentary,  The Long Way Home , echoes those ideals as it depicts the plight of Jewish refugees after World War II that contributed to the creation of the State of Israel.  The film examines the horrific conditions for Jewish refugees even in post-war Europe, as antisemitism was still prevalent and poverty the norm.  The formation of the State of Israel is explored, along with the ensuing debates around its formation. Narrated by Morgan Freeman,  The Long Way Home  features Edward Asner, Sean Astin, and Martin Landau. Never forget. TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and 4K restored films and cl

Veterans Day: TheArchive's War Heroes Collection

This Veteran's Day,  TheArchive  is proud to present our war heroes collection and salute the brave soldiers celebrated in these films. Martin Sheen, Charles S. Dutton, and Patty Duke star in A Matter of Justice , based on a true story about a mother seeks justice in response to the mysterious murder of her young Marine son. She suspects her manipulatively-seductive daughter-in-law likely coerced a Marine into committing the act. When the puzzle is finally pieced together, the mother arrives at the epiphany that her son’s death was the fundamental element in a larger-scale scheme to reap his military benefits.  In Love and War , follows the true story of Vice Admiral James Stockdale (James Woods who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance), a high-ranking naval officer with the distinction of being the longest held POW in Vietnam; and his wife Sybil Stockdale (Jane Alexander) co-founder of the National League of Families, a nonprofit organization that worked on behalf

Memorial Day Spotlight: War of 1812 Docuseries

This was originally published 5/27/21 and updated 5/26/22 Now more than ever we must honor our fallen heroes. Those who step in to fight for liberty and democracy; for the sanctity of human life. Those on the front line fighting wars large or small; on any battlefield on any part of our planet. And those not often discussed that still paved a vital path to democracy. The War of 1812, while known by name, is often one of those long running series of battles and significant losses of life, that is not well known in story.  War of 1812 , the four part docuseries, brings to life an extraordinary conflict that decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada, and annihilated the dream of an independent Native nation.   Featuring robust reenactments of the battles and tense correspondence between leaders,  War of 1812  offers a rare look at history.  The depth of death and loss among Canadian militia forces and losses among native tribes was staggering for its time or any

TheArchive: Presidents in Conflict

This post was originally published on (2/15/21) and updated on (2/21/22) . On the eve of some unpredictable tensions across the world, this President’s day TheArchive honors the Presidents who have led our country through conflict. Some have guided us past it while others caused it.   Either way, it’s challenging at the top, especially as we see President Biden navigate some very provocative leadership moments this week.  These stories of leadership have carved their way into our zeitgeist as they help to inform how our future can and may be shaped. In Ronald Reagan, The Hollywood Years, and Ronald Reagan, the Presidential Years , we track Reagan’s rise to power and his brush with the kind of conflict he could rise above. From that iconic moment on stage with Goldwater in 1964, to his governorship shortly thereafter, to his presidency, Reagan is celebrated as one of the most popular presidents of our time. But we also learn that the Iran-Contra affair certainly led to some unseen co