Copy link

The Hebrews: Black Honey – The life and poetry of Avraham Sutskever (HE/EN)

29.06.2023 - 14:00 / High synagogue (underground), ul. Józefa 38

Throughout his life, Abraham Sutzkever would not let a film about his life be made. Nearly a decade after his passing in 2010, “Black Honey” tells the incredible story of the greatest Yiddish poet of modern times. Sutzkever led the Paper Brigade underground movement that saved Jewish books and manuscripts from the Nazis. H survived the Holocaust thanks to Stalin sending a private plane to rescue him. He testified in the Nuremberg Trials and immigrated to Israel in 1947. In Israel, he became the leading figure of Yiddish culture and continued writing with astonishing vitality. 

Director: Uri Barbash. Producer: Yair Qedar. Script: Uri Barbash, Hadas Kalderon. Cinematography: Tulik Gal’on. Editor: Ori Derdikman. Original Music: Alon Lotringer. Sound Design: Ami Arad.  Supporters: Makor Foundation, the Israel Film Service, the Avi Chai Foundation, the Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, the Israel Film Service, Beit Shalom Aleichem. Special Mention Award at the Haifa International Film Festival “Between Israeli and Jewish Identity Competition Section.”

ISRAEL 2018, 76 minutes. Hebrew, English, Yiddish. Subtitles: English, Hebrew, French, Russian, German, Yiddish.

Free admission