Nurith Aviv

Seven young people share their love for Yiddish avant-garde poetry written during the interwar period – a period that 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.

Directors: Nurith Aviv

Script: Nurith Aviv

Research: Nurith Aviv

Producers: Serge Lalou, Itai Tamir

Production company: Les Films D'ici, Laila Films

Editing: Nurith Aviv, Rym Bouhedda

Filming: Cedric Dupire

Soundtrack: Georges Bloch

60 min | Israel / France | Yiddish, Hebrew, English, French, Hebrew subtitles