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26TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 3-13, 2018

Scandal in Ivansk

Documentary

Screening Information

World Premiere
May 9 - 6:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
May 11 - 1:00PM
Alliance Francaise

Film Details

Countries Poland, Israel
Year 2017
Running Time 79 MIN
Languages English, Polish, Hebrew
Subtitles English
Directors David Blumenfeld,Ami Drozd
Theme WW2
Rating 14A

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Description

In the small Polish town of Ivansk, one word ignites a nationwide controversy. Most of Ivansk’s Jews were killed by the Nazis, and the headstones in the Jewish cemetery were plundered for construction purposes. A group of descendants of Ivansk Jews restore the town’s cemetery, retrieving what headstones they can. When they commission a plaque that includes the word “collaborator,” a national scandal is unleashed. This eye-opening documentary strives to understand why much of the nation won’t accept “collaborator” to describe Polish people who aided the Nazis and benefitted from the genocide of Jews.

Presentation Details

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