ARONSON FILMS DOCUMENTARY REEL
To Be of Service
Service dogs helping PTSD war vets to return home
2019 marks producer/director Josh Aronson's latest documentary, To Be Of Service, a feature documentary that explores complex stories of veterans with PTSD and the impeccably trained service dogs they're paired with. These dogs bring independence and a feeling of safety along with a new measure of happiness and hope to these brave warriors we sent into the maw.
ORCHESTRA OF EXILES : THE BOOK
THE STORY OF BRONISLAW HUBERMAN, THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC, AND THE ONE THOUSAND JEWS HE SAVED FROM NAZI HORRORS
Producer/Director Josh Aronson and co-author Denise George have created a book based on the film and have expanded on many of the stories only touched on in the film. The book illuminates little known stories of Toscanini’s battle with Mussolini which ended with Toscanini in the hospital;
Hitler’s futile attempts to bring Toscanini back to Germany to conduct in 1933, a story which showed the world the courage of the great Toscanini; Furtwangler’s incredibly short-sighted deal with the the evil SS leader, Goebbels; Huberman’s sad battle with his own father to fight for the childhood denied him; and many other real tales that defined the lives of these people and were seminal events that contributed to the forming of the State of Israel.