Yiddish: A Tale of Survival

Yiddish: a tale of survival at the Montreal World Film Festival

August 21st 2013

You don't have to be Jewish to love Yiddish. After a successful launch of "Yiddish: a tale of survival" at the New York City International Film Festival, the documentary will now be screened at the Montreal World film festival (MFF). The resilience of Yiddish since the Holocaust which wiped out six million potential Yiddish speakers is revealed by exploring the lives and careers of three Yid...

Yiddish: a tale of survival Playing Tonight in NYC at NYCIFF

June 18th 2013

If you're in New York City this evening the film Yiddish: a tale of Survival will be playing at the New York City International Film Festival at 8:00pm (NYIT auditorium on Broadway and 62nd St). Here is a review of the film from Montreal blog ForgetTheBox.net. There was once a time when the languages you heard in the streets of Montreal were English, French, and yes… Yiddish. In the early 1920...

Press Release – World Premiere “Yiddish: A tale of survival”

May 14th 2013

  AskAbigail Productions May 14, 2013 News Release World Premiere of documentary film "Yiddish: A tale of survival" New York City International Film Festival Israel Film Day Gala: June 18, 2013 8pm NYIT auditorium Broadway and 62nd. St. Tickets available on NYCIFF website or at the door Press media arrive 5pm, Film will be screened at 8pm. Here is a review published in For...

Yiddish: A Tale of Survival

May 24th 2012

As some of you know, I have been working on a documentary about the survival of Yiddish theatre since the Holocaust. The film focuses on three generations of Yiddish performers and examines the state of Yiddish in the 21st century. Yiddish was the main spoken and literary language of Northern European Jews from France to Russia for several hundred years. During the Holocaust a majority of the wor...

Pelech Yiddish Class Performs Itzik Manger’s Megillah, Purim 2012

January 24th 2012

While on a recent trip to Israel I had the pleasure of video recording a High-School Yiddish class performance of the Yiddish musical, Itzik Manger's Megillah. The students at Pelech High School put their heart and soul into the production, as you can see in the short video clip below. Afterwards we also conducted interviews with some of the cast as well as teacher and parents of the students....