Tag Archives: World War II

FINDING BABEL

Triggered by the death of his grandmother, Andre Malaev Babel follows the trail left behind in the unfinished writings and diary notes of his late grandfather, the acclaimed Soviet writer, Isaac Babel, who was executed by the government for supposedly … Continue reading

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DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR

Using predominately still photos, voiceover, and talking heads style interviews, Ken Burns & Artemis Joukowsky’s documentary Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War retells of the Sharps’ heroism as they sought to help Jews flee Eastern Europe prior to World War II. … Continue reading

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RABIN IN HIS OWN WORDS

  Told using personal letters, interview footage, and home videos, Rabin, In His Own Words explores the life of Yithak Rabin in a semi-autobiographical fashion. Director Erez Laufer, creates a feeling for the audience that Rabin himself is recounting his … Continue reading

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KARSKI & THE LORDS OF HUMANITY

Told through a combination of live footage and animated illustration, Slawomir Grunberg’s Karski & the Lords of Humanity brings to life the story of one man’s courageous efforts to share the atrocities facing Poland’s Jews during World War II. (EML: 4.5/5) Review … Continue reading

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