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The Hebrews: How to tell the story of hebrew literature in 19 ways? (EN/PL)

28.06.2023 - 20:00 / Festival Tent, ul. Józefa 36

The Hebrews Project is a creative lab for biographical documentary films about prominent writers in the field of Hebrew and Jewish literature. The project, launched by Yair Qedar, in 2009, invites directors to create films that combine a biographical story, translation of textual work into cinematic visuals, original music, animation. commentary by literary scholars and the author’s friends and colleagues, and the filmmaker’s own personal interpretation.

The films utilize poetry and prose, interviews, historical materials and literary interpretations, documentary footage and cinematic representation, producing works that reflects the wealth of Jewish writing. To date, the project has produced sixteen (16) films created by ten (10) directors, with 15 photographers, 22 designers, 26 musicians, and many other contributors. Altogether, the films in the series have won 20 awards.