A cultural renaissance is happening in Israel today, catalyzed by the half a million Romanian Jews in the country. Oana Giurgiu, a Romanian filmmaker raised under the "Supreme Communist Truth," rights history in her Dadaist-inflected film on the immigration of Romanian Jews to Israel. Oana's journey through time and geography produces a rich and deeply textured history beginning with the great Aliyah to the Holy Land, then 19th century Ottoman Palestine, through the horrors of the Second World War in Romania, and to the subsequent secret dealings by the Romanian Communist Party, and arriving at the cultural transformation happening today.
Romania, 2015, 115 mins., directed by Oana Giurgiu, English, Romanian, Hebrew, Yiddish, German with English subtitles
Co-sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.
Student | $6
Yiddish Book Center and Springfield JCC Members, Seniors | $8
General Admission | $10
Sponsor: Yiddish Book Center