Articles written by Zachary Aborizk

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Jewish History in Film: Poland's broken Jewish past in 'The Hourglass Sanatorium'

'Sanatorium pod klepsydra' ('The Hourglass Sanatorium'), directed by Wojciech Has and starring Jan Nowicki and Tadeusz Kondra, is one of the most imaginative films to come out of the 1970s. It is...

 

Jewish History in Film 'Hester Street' is a nod to Jewish immigration

The year 2020 was filled with a lot of heartbreak in the film community and it ended delivering one final blow. On Dec. 31, one of the most important independent filmmakers of the last 50 years lost...

 

Jewish History in Film: Fragmented memories of war in 'Waltz with Bashir'

In an interview with David Poland for "DP/30: The Oral History of Hollywood," director Ari Folman expressed that the reactions he received in Israel toward his 2008 adult animated film, "Waltz with...

 

Jewish History in Film: 'Munich' - a mediation on the cycle of violence

It was just 36 years before the Munich Olympics in 1972 when Hitler used the event as a means to push Nazi propaganda onto the world. It was now Germany's moment to show the world how much they...

 

Jewish History in Film: First Israeli film to achieve international success - 'Sallah Shabati'

Jewish History in Film is a new series exploring how our culture and history is represented in films from all over the globe. Israeli cinema is such an overlooked contribution to the film world, birth...

 

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