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Yiddishe Mama

When Zina immigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union, she envisioned her son settling down with a blonde-haired Jewish girl. Her vision is suddenly shattered when Gennady announces plans to marry his girlfriend of four years, Nurit, an immigrant from Ethiopia. Now Zina attempts to prevent her son from committing what she believes will be the biggest mistake of his life. Zina’s misplaced desire for her son’s happiness results in this frank, outrageous and occasionally funny documentary.

Festivals and Awards:

Award for the Promising Creator, Doc aviv 2009, Israel. Silverdocs festival 2009, Washington.

Director: Fima Shlick & Gennady Kuchuk

Producer: Fima Shlick

Cinematographer: Fima Shlick

Editor: Yair Levi

Soundtrack Editor: Gal Kaner

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: יידשע מאמא

When Zina immigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union, she envisioned her son settling down with a blonde-haired Jewish girl. Her vision is suddenly shattered when Gennady announces plans to marry his girlfriend of four years, Nurit, an immigrant from Ethiopia. Now Zina attempts to prevent her son from committing what she believes will be the biggest mistake of his life. Zina’s misplaced desire for her son’s happiness results in this frank, outrageous and occasionally funny documentary.

Festivals and Awards:

Award for the Promising Creator, Doc aviv 2009, Israel. Silverdocs festival 2009, Washington.

 

Director: Fima Shlick & Gennady Kuchuk

Producer: Fima Shlick

Cinematographer: Fima Shlick

Editor: Yair Levi

Soundtrack Editor: Gal Kaner

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: יידשע מאמא

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