Israel, Jews & the Middle East Through Film
Plus61J together with Emanuel Synagogue present
Israel, Jews & the Middle East through Film
Join us each month for a fascinating festival of film followed by engaging discussion.
To book individual films, click their name below.
Films will be presented by Dr Shahar Burla
Dr Burla holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University and a PhD from Bar-Ilan University. His book "Political Imagination in the Diaspora: The Construction of a Pro-Israeli Narrative " was published in 2013 and he is the co-editor of the forthcoming book "Australia and Israel: A diasporic, political and cultural relationship" (Sussex Academic Press, 2015).
Coffee and biscuits will be provided.
12th December 7:00pm for 7:15pm
Gotta be Happy” – Yiddish humor in America
The Komediant (2004, 85 Minutes)
Wistful and melancholy recollections of Yiddish theatre are conveyed in this documentary, which centers on the story of the Burstein family.