The Shtetl on the Silver Screen: Two Recent Films

By Jeffrey Shandler

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Spring 2004

The author examines two films portraying the European shtetl: "Moi Ivan, toi Abraham" (1993) and Train de Vie (1999). The author explains that while these films have more to teach about the perspective of the filmmakers than about the real history of the shtetl, the disaparate conjuring of shtetl imagery exemplified by these films provides an opportunity to consider the range and dynamics of shtetl remembrance, demonstrating the mutability of memory.

Topic: Movies, History, Culture, Film

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Volume/Issue: Spring 2004

Page Number(s): 15-16

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Genre: Report

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Shandler, Jeffrey. The Shtetl on the Silver Screen: Two Recent Films. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Spring 2004: 15-16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2689


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