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FILM SERIES Documentary Filmmaker Pierre Sauvage - featuring "Yiddish: The Mother Tongue" and Post-screening discussion with Pierre Sauvage / ; Aaron Lansky, president, National Yiddish Book Center; Isaiah Sheffer, / artistic director, Symphony Space; and Professor Joshua Fishman, Yeshiva University

FILM SERIES Documentary Filmmaker Pierre Sauvage - "Yiddish: The Mother Tongue" and Post-screening discussion with Pierre Sauvage ; Aaron Lansky, president, National Yiddish Book Center; Isaiah Sheffer, artistic director, Symphony Space; and Professor Joshua Fishman, Yeshiva University

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 6:30 PM EDT 2010-03-17T18:30 (6:00 PM Doors)
, New York, NY

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Wednesday, March 17; Thursday, March 18; and Sunday, March 21
Documentary Filmmaker Pierre Sauvage: Retrospective & Premiere

A child survivor, Pierre Sauvage has devoted himself to exploring stories about rescue during the Holocaust and the American reaction to the massacre of the Jews in Europe.

Wednesday, March 17, 6:30 P.M.
Yiddish: The Mother Tongue
(USA, 1979-2009, DVCam, revised 30th anniversary edition, 56 minutes)
Post-screening discussion with Pierre Sauvage; Aaron Lansky, president, National Yiddish Book Center; Isaiah Sheffer, artistic director, Symphony Space; and Professor Joshua Fishman, Yeshiva University

This Emmy award-winning film is a loving portrait of a unique and tenacious language and culture, told through interviews, music, humor, poetry, and film clips.

Co-sponsored by the National Yiddish Book Center

Each day is $10, $7 students/seniors, $5 Museum and NYBC members