IMAJ TEAMBéatrice Godlewicz, director Marie-Luce Gerday, documentalist Rémy Corrèze, communication officer
OUR OBJECTIVES– to contribute to preserving Jewish Identity and memory – to identify and to collect films and documentaries attesting Jewish history and experience in the world – to share this heritage with all the public by organizing film events – to serve as a key connection for non-profit networks in organizing cultural events
DATA BASESince 1988, IMAJ is identifing movies in relation to Jewish life and history in its various aspects, and also genocides and crimes against humanity. Currently, the IMAJ database is the most comprehensive database in French devoted to films with a Jewish theme. IMAJ even bought Video Rights for a small part of these films.
WHO ARE THE TYPICAL USERS OF IMAJ ?– Insiders or beginners, who want to learn more about Jewish culture and all those who love cinema and are curious to discover a universe, not well known, or too often reduced to stereotypes. – Students and professors who research this theme. – Teachers of primary and secondary schools that can apply to us to illustrate their courses using audiovisual support. – Audiovisual professionals, festival programmers, designers of exhibitions.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF IMAJ?The annual fee is : €40 for individuals and €50 for associations; fees are paid on account 210-0535707-28 (communication : fee & email) Members can freely rent films for which IMAJ has Home-Video Rights; access all paper documents in relation to these films; access the library and benefit from reduced prices for some film projections . This can be done after an appointment by telephone ( 02 344 86 69 ) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org We are a useful relay for anyone seeking specific audiovisual documents. Our Institute is open to any collaboration, exchange with other cultural or community associations.
IMAJ has been recognized as a » Centre labellisé Holocaust » by the department « Democracy or Barbarism » of the French Community of Belgium in 2010.The honor’s presidents of IMAJ are Paul Danblon and Luc Dardenne. Since Jun 2015 Mendel Goldstein is the President of the Board of IMAJ . The Board is composed of Richard Kenigsman and Agnès Bensimon as vice-presidents, Joëlle Perez as treasurer, Kevin Szmir as secretary, Bernard Libertalis as administrator, Béatrice Godlewicz as Director. Our dear lost members: Baron Georges Arthur Schnek, honor’s president, zal Léon Leit, Member of Honnor, zal