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Sholem Aleichem : laughing in the darkness

Author: Joseph DormanBel KaufmanAaron LanskyRuth R WisseRiverside Film Productions.All authors
Publisher: New York : Filmakers Library : Riverside Films : New Video, [2012]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Biography
History
Named Person: Sholem Aleichem; Sholem Aleichem
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Dorman; Bel Kaufman; Aaron Lansky; Ruth R Wisse; Riverside Film Productions.; Filmakers Library, inc.; New Video Group.
ISBN: 9781463110703 1463110707
OCLC Number: 806474379
Notes: Special features: Making the film; on Sholem Aleichem.
Credits: Director, Joseph Dorman.
Performer(s): 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.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation.
Other Titles: Laughing in the darkness
Responsibility: a film by Joseph Dorman.

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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.

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This is the story of the man known as the "Jewish Mark Twain." Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916) was a storyteller and humorist in Czarist Russia during the time of the pogroms and the violent political upheavals of the late nineteenth century. He founded the first Yiddish literary journal, was branded a...
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