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30th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 9 - 26, 2022

Broken Barriers (Khavah)

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Shirley Granovsky

Screening Information

June 12, 1:00 pm
In-person
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Film Details

Country United States
Year 1919
Running Time 78 MIN
Language English
Director Charles E. Davenport

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Description

TJFF is proud to be a member of the Kultura Collective. This program is made possible with their support.

This 1919 silent film is the first American film adaptation of Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye stories, famously brought to life in Fiddler on the Roof. However, Broken Barriers focuses not on Tevye the milkman, but on his daughter Khavah, who falls in love with the gentile boy Fedka, sending reverberations through her family and community. Long-thought lost, but recently discovered by one of the producer’s great-granddaughters and restored by The National Center for Jewish Film, Broken Barriers is back on the screen over 100 years later.

TJFF PRESENTS THE CANADIAN PREMIERE OF THE NEW RESTORATION, PRESENTED WITH LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT BY THE MAMALIGA KLEZMER BAND

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