WEBINAR “FROM BEHIND THE CAMERA: Polish Jewish Narratives”

The Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland, Polska / USA, 2020, 45min

During #TJHTalks, our guests will discuss how movies influence the perception of morally challenging topics and historical periods.

Organizer: The Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland

For decades, films have influenced and shaped public opinion about historical events and social issues. Our esteemed guests will share their personal experiences as creators of influential films in light of contemporary events world wide and will speak about what motivated them to take up the camera and what they hope their mov[...]

18.11, Wednesday | 20:00 | Online

The shadow forest

Andrzej Cichocki, Poland, 2014, 14min

Visual dramaturgy in a short film "Forest of shadows" - case study (online meeting with Andrzej Cichocki - director, scriptwriter and cameraman of this short). The film was awarded at film festivals in Poland and abroad (Camerimage, Rhode Island Film Festival, Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles, Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival). During the 90-minute session you have the possibility to watch the film, ask the director questions during the Q&A, get some interesting info about how to make the short feature film starting from wri[...]

20.11, Friday | 20:00 |

The crossing / Flukten over grensen

Johanne Helgeland, Norway, 2020, 96min

WW2, December 1942, four children on the run. Sarah and Daniel are Jews about to be deported, but hide in the cellar of Otto and Gerda, until they are discovered and their parents are arrested. They have to get to faraway neutral Sweden.


22.11, Sunday | 12:00 |


Jonathan Jakubowicz, France, USA, Germany, UK, 2020, 120min

Dur­ing World War II, in 1942, Mar­cel Man­gel has been influ­enced by his broth­er Simon and his cousin George Loinger to join the French Resis­tance, under the name Mar­cel Marceau. Putting his pan­tomime skills to the ulti­mate test, he will help to save numer­ous Jew­ish orphans from the grasp of the Ger­man Nazis.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Clémence Poésy, Ed Harris.


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21.11, Saturday | 20:00 |


Mark Rosenblatt, UK, 2020, 14min

London, 1962. 6-year-old Ruthie loves to play with the cleaner Lynn. Their friendship will fall apart within two days, however, when Ruthie, scared by a dark tale from her mother's past, begins to suspect Lynn of theft. GANEF (Yiddish "thief") subtly portrays the long-lasting and devastating impact of inherited trauma.

16.11, Monday | 20:00 |


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