YIDDISH: A TALE OF SURVIVAL / YIDDISH: A TALE OF SURVIVAL

2013, Colour, Canada, Documentaries of the World (full length movies)
Original language : english

YIDDISH: A TALE OF SURVIVAL

 

Production Team

Director : Abigail Hirsch

Cinematographer : Sergei Krasikov, Lior Cohen, Daniel Lanteigne

Editor : Azra Rashid

Film production and Sales : Abigail Hirsch, Azra Rashid, Ask Abigail Productions, 3450, rue Drummond, bureau 1103b, Montréal (Québec) H3G 1Y2, tél.: 514 792-6065, askabigail@me.com


 

Synopsis

Yiddish was the main spoken and literary language of northern European Jews from France to Russia for several hundred years but a majority of its speakers were annihilated during the Holocaust. This film documents the resilience of Yiddish language and culture, especially via theatre and performance art. Efforts to maintain the viability of Yiddish are reflected in the stories of three individuals -- Yiddish performers and activists -- representing three generations of Yiddish speakers: Shmuel Atzmon of Israel, Bryna Wasserman of Montreal and New York and Milena Kartowsky of Paris.

 

Director

Hungarian-born Montreal-based filmmaker Abigail Hirsch worked many years as a social worker in the fields of addiction, immigration, mental health and physical rehabilitation before launching Ask Abigail Productions in May of 2009. Among her previous credits: Qui est tu? (2010), about a class of autistic adolescents, and Itzik Manger’s Megillah, Purim Spiel (2012).


 

Projections

Thursday August 29, 2013 - 07:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15
Sunday September 1, 2013 - 10:00 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15


 

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