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Sholem Aleichem [videorecording] : laughing in the darkness / a film by Joseph Dorman ; International Film Circuit presents a Riverside Films production
DVDs DVDs | New Video | 2012
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Imprint
New York : Docurama Films : New Video, [2012]
Descript
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; stereo.
Performer
With commentaries from Bella Kaufman (Aleichem's 100-year-old granddaughter), Aaron Lansky of the Yiddish Book Center, and Professor Ruth Wisse of Harvard University.
Audience
Not rated.
Summary
A portrait of writer Sholem Aleichem, whose stories about Tevye the milkman became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Aleichem (1859-1916) was a rebellious wordsmith who created a new genre of literature and used his remarkable humor to encapsulate the realities of the Eastern European Jewish world in the late nineteenth century. Using a rich collection of archival footage, the film recreates a time in czarist Russia when Jews were second-class citizens and frequent scapegoats in times of social and political unrest.
Note
Special features: making the film; on Sholem Aleichem.
Local Note
MW, 3-13
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Alt Title
Laughing in the darkness
ISBN
9781463110703
1463110707
ISBN/ISSN
767685284353
Music #
NNVG284351 Filmmakers Library
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