Documentary Features

WARSAW: A CITY DIVIDED

dir. Eric Bednarski, Poland 2019, 70 min, documentary

The creation of the Warsaw Ghetto as seen from both sides of the Ghetto wall, and its legacy in today’s city. New light on a tragic time of division, destruction and mass murder, incorporating unknown amateur Polish 8mm found footage and survivor testimony. In 1941 soon after the creation of the Warsaw Ghetto by the […]

19.11, Wtorek | 18:00 | CZARY Cinema

TODAY, TOMORROW… YESTERDAY

dir. Krzysztof Kadłubowski, Diana Kadłubowska, Poland 2019, 52 min, documentary

The film “Today, Tomorrow … Yesterday” is a story about the family and difficult relations with the war and the Holocaust in the background. Grandmother, mother and granddaughter. Three generations, three women, three different worlds, all connected by the same story. Mother and grandmother Judith have been living in conflict for many years. The past […]

21.11, Czwartek | 20:00 | HELIOS Cinema

THE HEBREWS: The Raven – Ze’ev Jabotinsky

dir. Ayelet Ofarim, producer Yair Qedar, Israel 2015, 60 min, documentary, bio

The Raven is a touching and exciting portrait of one of Israel’s most contradictory figures. Born in Odessa, Jabotinsky was a brilliant writer and passionate spokesperson for Russia’s ethnic minorities. Eventually refocusing his energies and skills to the Zionist cause, he established the controversial Revisionist Party. While Jabotinsky is often memorialized as a key founder […]

24.11, Niedziela | 14:00 | The Center for Yiddish Culture

THE HEBREWS: Black Honey, the Life and and Poetry of Avraham Sutskever

dir. Uri Barbash, producer: Yair Qedar, Israel 2018, 76 min, documentary

The incredible story of Avraham Sutskever, the greatest Yiddish poet, who saved manuscripts from the Nazis, survived WWII due to Stalin’s special rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and died anonymously in Tel Aviv. As long as Abraham Sutzkever lived, he wouldn’t let a film about his life be made. Today, eight years after his […]

23.11, Sobota | 17:00 | POLIN Museum

The Hebrews: Zelda. A Simple Woman

dir. Yair Qedar, Israel 2015, 55 min, documentary, bio

She published her first book of poetry at the age of 53 and became a prominent figure in the field of Hebrew literature. Niece of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, living alone in Jerusalem, writing poems of pieces of paper, surrounded by a small court of lovers and admirers. Through never-seen before archival footage and meetings with […]

24.11, Niedziela | 16:00 | POLIN Museum

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