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Schund

This clever and heartfelt mockumentary unfolds like a detective story exploring the disappearance of a fictional Yiddish actor 25 years ago. The only clue: a mysterious inscription on the door of his house reading “schund”.

Along the way, we meet the very real colorful characters who made up Israel’s vibrant Yiddish theater scene during the country’s first decades. Yiddish theater thrived even as it drew ire from an Israeli establishment bent on suppressing what it felt was a threat to the primacy of Hebrew culture.

Festivals and Awards:

Israel Film Festival, Los Angeles 2012; Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2011; DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival, Israel, 2010

Director: Yael Leibovitz Zand

Producer: Ido Zand, Yael Leibovitz Zand

Cinematographer: Ohad Milstein, Ido Zand

Original Soundtrack: Gil Nagel

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: שונד

This clever and heartfelt mockumentary unfolds like a detective story exploring the disappearance of a fictional Yiddish actor 25 years ago. The only clue: a mysterious inscription on the door of his house reading “schund”.

Along the way, we meet the very real colorful characters who made up Israel’s vibrant Yiddish theater scene during the country’s first decades. Yiddish theater thrived even as it drew ire from an Israeli establishment bent on suppressing what it felt was a threat to the primacy of Hebrew culture.

Festivals and Awards:

Israel Film Festival, Los Angeles 2012; Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2011; DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival, Israel, 2010

 

Director: Yael Leibovitz Zand

Producer: Ido Zand, Yael Leibovitz Zand

Cinematographer: Ohad Milstein, Ido Zand

Original Soundtrack: Gil Nagel

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: שונד

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