Celia Lowenstein Film Director/Producer/Lecturer

My Films

Trailer: From Temple to Synagogues, 2018
The story of Jews through the architecture of the synagogue

The Wonders of Djerba and the Ghriba Synagogue, 2018
The yearly Jewish and Muslim pilgrimage in Djerba

The Wonders of Venice and her Ghetto synagogues, 2018
The synagogues of the Venice Ghetto and the Jews past and present

The Wonders of Budapest’s Dohany Street Synagogue, 2018
An intimate portrait of the Jews of Budapest and their synagogue

Schopenhauer on Love, 2000
Presented by Alain de Botton

The King David Hotel, 1998
The first 50 years of Israel's history

Sorry, Judas, 1993
Too controversial for American television

Rudy Giuliani: Mayor of America, 2001
Made during 9/11, with Harold Evans

Like a God When He Plays, 1997
A magical journey through Madagascar

Murray Gell-Mann, 2000
One of the most important physicists

Fascinating Fascism, 1996
Through the eyes of artist Tomi Ungerer

The Girl From Ipanema, 1996
The Bossa Nova, the musicians and their muse

The Pitt Rivers Museum… is Shut, 1989
With contributions from David Attenborough

A Festival of Jazz Piano with Julian Joseph, 2006
Traces the past, present and future of jazz piano

The Truth About Sex, 1992
The science of measuring sexual behavior

True Crime with Aphrodite Jones, 2013
Susan Casey goes missing after a date

The Oblivion Seeker - Isabelle Eberhardt, 1994
Actress Juliet Stevenson retraces the journeys

African Footsteps: Miriam Makeba, 1994
South African singer returns to Guinea, West Africa

Nietzsche on Hardship, 2000
Presented by Alain de Botton

Seneca on Anger, 2000
Presented by Alain de Botton

Montaigne On Self Esteem, 2000
Presented by Alain de Botton

Epicurus on Happiness, 2000
Presented by Alain de Botton

Nick Baker’s Weird Creatures: The Human Fish, 2007
Baker goes into the cave systems of Slovenia in search of a dragon

Nick Baker's Weird Creatures: The Frankenstein Fish, 2°°°
Nick Baker versus the largest freshwater fish in the Western world

Nick Baker’s Weird Creatures: The Night Stalker, 2°°°
In Madagascar Baker meets the rare scary “aye-aye” lemur

Nick Baker’s Weird Creatures: The Invisible Stalker, 2°°°
Nick Baker on a chase for Chameleon’s in Madagascar

Art Close Up: Twyla Tharp, Bill T Jones, Leon Golub, 2001, 2003
Portraits of artists: Twyla Tharp, Bill T Jones + Leon Golub

The Silk Road Project, 2000
Yo-Yo Ma discovers musical connections along the Silk Road

Picture This: Lost Voices, 1994
The Natural History Museum, Paris evokes the spirit of extinct species

The Essential History of France, 1992
How the French invented themselves and their history

Clarissa and The Kings Cookbook, 2008
Clarissa Dickson Wright tracks down Britain's oldest known cookbook

Stanley Milgram's "You Do As You Are Told", 2002
Jonathan Miller revisits Stanley Milgram’s experiments

Bedlam Britannica, 1996
History of treating mental illness in the UK. The Musical

Kleptomania: Dirty Little Secret, 2003
When does stealing become an addiction? A need? A dirty little secret

Peter Ackroyd's London, 2007
Peter Ackroyd’s account of the beauty and the building of London

Eyes Open: Youssou N'Dour, 1993
An intimate musical portrait of Dakar, Senegal, through Youssou N’Dour

Schools Out, 1990
The interphase of how we learn and the world of the computer

The A to Z of Horror: The Devil You Know, The Sorceress, 1995
Films about the making of The Exorcist and author Shirley Jackson

The A to Z of Horror: Chaos, HP Lovecraft, 1995
Portrait of author, HP Lovecraft

African Footsteps: George Melly, Dakar: Enemy of the Rationale, 1994
George Melly visits Dakar in search of the roots of Surrealism

African Footsteps: Nawal El Saadawi, My Egypt, 1994
El Saadawi dreams of an Egypt as is free and democratic

Donna Tartt, 2002
Portrait of the best-selling writer of "The Secret History"

Coelacanth: The Fish That Time Forgot, 2001
The most peculiar living creature from the age of the dinosaurs