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The Miami Jewish Film Festival Presents: The Starfish

With Mark Hetfield, President & CEO at HIAS
1120 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
United States


Tickets are $14 for adults, $13 for seniors and students. Purchase tickets here.

Join us for the world premiere of The Starfish at the Miami Jewish Film Festival. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Director Tyler Gildin, subject Herb Gildin, and President and CEO of HIAS Mark Hetfield.

About the film

This profoundly moving documentary tells the true story of a German-Jewish boy whose life trajectory was forever altered, when at the age of 10, his parents sent him and his older sisters to live with non-Jewish families in Sweden to escape Nazi persecution. As a result of the compassion of these complete strangers who opened their doors and hearts, combined with the children's own perseverance and strength, Herb Gildin and his sisters eventually reunited with their parents in America.


Mark Hetfield
President & CEO at HIAS