Yiddish: A Tale of Survival

Yiddish: A Tale of Survival is a documentary about the survival of the Yiddish language since the Holocaust. It focuses on three generations of Yiddish performers: Shmuel Atzmon, Bryna Wasserman, and Milena Kartowski and examines the state of Yiddish in the 21st century.

I have good news for those of you who have asked to watch my documentary: Yiddish: A Tale of Survival is now available – streaming on demand. It’s a great Purim Shpiel to watch en famille with significant segments from Yiddish musicals and engaging personality studies of Yiddish activists of successive generations.

For Streaming on Demand click Here

Trailer: 

The documentary was completed in January 2013 and has screened as follows:

  • Press Preview Screening at McGill University, December 2012
  • IAYC conference in Pittsburgh, March 2013
  • Screened on Mountain Lake PBS (New York), starting on May 22, 2013
  • New York City International Film Festival, June 2013
  • Aleph Kallah conference, Rindge New Hampshire, July 2013
  • Montreal World Film Festival, September 2013
  • Haverford, Yiddish Culture Festival, October 2013

Media:

CBC All in a weekend, 10 min. radio interview with Abigail Hirsch (August 31, 2013)

To schedule a screening, get in touch with us at askabigailproductions@gmail.com