Acclaimed Israeli director Uri Barbash (Beyond the Walls) presents the very first film about Avraham Sutzkever, considered the greatest modern Yiddishist. This film powerfully captures the meaning of poetry as an act of worship for Sutzkever. He wrote every day in the Vilna ghetto, where he led the Paper Brigade rescuing Jewish works from the Nazis, and in the forests fighting alongside the Partisans, who smuggled his poems to the outside world. Later in Israel, he was a continuing force in Yiddish culture. Black Honey is a tribute to this brilliant artist, for whom writing was a form of survival.