Sun Mar 07 2021


Pacific Standard Time
12:00 pm



Yiddish (a film about young scholars inspired by Yiddish poetry) + discussion

THE FILM: Nurith Aviv, a noted cinematographer and director, travels to France, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, and Poland, where she films portraits of seven young scholars. Each is multilingual and has found inspiration in modernist and avant-garde Yiddish poetry written between the world wars by poets such as Celia Dropkin, Moyshe-Leyb Halpern, Anna Margolin, Peretz Markish, Avrom Sutzkever, Debora Vogel, and Yehoyesh. A sensitive, original documentary that elucidates the richness of language, Yiddish opens a window on a larger field of comparative literature. You may watch the film any time.

DISCUSSION: Watch a livestream conversation with film director Nurith Aviv and Chana Kronfeld, Bernie H. Williams Professor of Modern Hebrew, Yiddish, and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. Access is included with rental of the streaming film program; you will receive an access link via email before the event, Sunday March 7, 12noon PST.

Presented by BAMPFA (Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). Rental fee $12; $8 for BAMPFA members.

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