RayMar Educational Films
Raymar Educational Films, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, was established by filmmaker, Erica Marcus, during the post-production phase of Alive in Limbo. The film traces ten years in the lives of five Arab youth in Lebanon, four Palestinian refugee youth and one Lebanese from South Lebanon. From childhood to adulthood, Alive in Limbo uncovers their ordinary adolescent obsessions, familiar dreams, and their attempts to live normal lives amidst the ruins of war around them.
The film was licensed by the International Television Service (ITVS) and won awards at Amal: The International Euroarab Film Festival (Best Documentary), the Locarno Film Festival (Human Rights Prize) and the Brooklyn International Film Festival (Spirit Award). It played at numerous other film festivals and on public television in the United States.
Raymar Educational Films also distributes high quality unique productions. In addition to Alive in Limbo, Raymar Educational Films represents My Home, My Prison, a documentary film about Raymonda Tawil, one of the first Palestinians to initiate dialog with the Israelis, Belgrade Pride, a touching and intimate portrait of the LGBT movement in Belgrade and China: Ancient Rhythms and Modern Currents, a beautifully shot introduction to contemporary China life.
Individuals and institutions can purchase Alive in Limbo,
Belgrade Pride and China: Ancient Rhythms and Modern Currents through Raymar Educational Films website. Individuals may purchase My Home, My Prison through Raymar Educational Films. The film is distributed to the educational market through Women Make Movies.
Raymar Educational Films is named after Ray Bernstein Marcus, filmmaker Erica Marcus’ mother.