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
Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 6:30 PM EDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
Museum of Jewish Heritage: Edmond J. Safra Hall, New York, NY
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