Black Honey, The Life And Poetry Of Avraham Sutzkever
As long as Abraham Sutzkever lived, he wouldn't let a film about his life be made. Today, eight years after his passing, Black Honey tells the incredible story of the greatest Yiddish poet of modern times. The man who led the Paper Brigade underground movement that saved Jewish manuscripts from the Nazis, survived the WWII due to Stalin sending him a private rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and immigrated to Israel in 1947 where he led Yiddish culture, while writing in astonishing vitality. This film is part of a special project, The Hebrews, dedicated to Jewish poets.
Director: Uri Barbash
Producer: Yair Qedar
Co Producer: Itay Barkan, Hadas Kalderon
Duration: 76 min.
Date of Release: 2018
Country of Production: Israel
Language: Hebrew, English, Yiddish
Subtitles: Hebrew, English
Festivals & Awards
LA Israeli Film Festival, USA, 2018
Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary
Cottbus International Film Festival, Germany , 2018
Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2018
Yad VaShem Chairman's Award for Artistic Achievement in Holocaust related film
Haifa International Film Festival, 2018
Special Mention Award - "Between Israeli and Jewish Identity" Competition
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Special Award
Jewish Motifs International Film Festival, Poland, 2019
IMAJ - Israeli Film Festival, Belgium, 2019
Lund University, Sweden, 2019
Washington Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2019
Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2019
Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture, Germany, 2019
Filmpalette Köln, Germany, 2019
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