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About the Film:

Parting The Waters is a story about history, about sport, and about the meaningful and universal personal stories that touch hearts and souls. Michele Kuvin Kupfer was a member of the 1980 Israeli Olympic Swim team and the 1981 Maccabiah team. Michele underwent a personal and athletic coming of age.  Now after 40 years, members of her team reassembled and competed in the 2022 Maccabiah Games. 

Michele has a story to tell that dives deep into what it takes over a lifetime to keep your head above water and reach the finish line.

We also witness Michele and her teammates prepare physically and mentally for the games four decades after their last competition together.  We revisit inspiring and chilling episodes in Jewish sports history – most notably the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the 1972 Munich Massacre of Israeli Olympic Athletes – and shows the evolution of Jewish pride and excellence, from ancient stereotypes to modern heroes.

                             We have an obligation to keep these stories alive, to preserve our history and motivate us to dream big

                                                       and work hard towards a better future. Now More Than Ever! 

                          This film is in production, a project in collaboration with Children of Difference Foundation 501(c)(3) organization.

                        Contributions to the film should be made out to the Children of Difference Foundation, with a memo: "Parting the Waters."

   For information on becoming a sponsor                 contact us.  Donations welcome.


In lOving Memory:

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