Seven young people share their love for Yiddish avant-garde poetry written during the interwar period - a period which saw a huge outbreak of Yiddish culture and creativity. The poetry written was both personal and universal, closely aligned with the art movements of the time. The seven participants in the film, some of them jewish and some not, move and live between different countries and languages. Each tells of their connection to Yiddish and to a poet or poetess close to their heart. For them, this poetry belongs not only to the Jewish past, but speaks also to the present.

Director: Nurith Aviv

Producer: Itai Tamir, Serge Lalou


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Production Company: Les Films D'ici, Laila Films
Duration: 60 min.
Date of Release: May 2020
Country of Production: Israel / France

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew, English, French, Yiddish
Subtitles: Hebrew, English, French
Unavailable Territories: France, Israel, United States

Involved Broadcasters

France Televisions, La Procirep, La Fondation pour la Memoire de la Shoah, L'angoa, Centre National du Cinema et de L'image animee, France Televisions - France 3 Grand est, France 3 National

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Makor Foundation for Israeli Films

World Sales

Laila films LTD - Les Films D'ici


Art / Music / Culture, History, Jewish Topics, Newest Arrivals