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28TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 27 - JUNE 7, 2020

Black Honey, The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever

Biography

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
May 3 - 1:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6
May 9 - 3:30PM
Alliance Francaise

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2018
Running Time 76 MIN
Languages Hebrew, English, Yiddish
Subtitles English
Director Uri Barbash
Theme Arts and Culture

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Description

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.

Presentation Details

Guest Kalman Weiser, Associate Professor and Silber Family Chair in East European Jewry and Holocaust Studies, York University
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