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New Hebrew poetry in Germany  
Book presentation, Reading and talk

Letters to Letters
Film Screening

Alan Bern & Sasha Lurje
Concert with Yiddish songs

“The Young Kadyas”
Film screening & discussion

Letters to Letters

A poetic visual journey to Hebrew of the Bible to Hebrew today

Film Screening / 24.9. / OMA (Other Music Academy)

24 – 30.9 / online

The program will screen 13 poetry films all following Hebrew texts past and present, using a multitude of cinematic expressions from video-art to animation and from narrative to documentary. The poetry presented is diverse, from the iconic Bialik, Zelda and Alterman to the new rebellious generation of Eli Eliahu, Tal Nitzan and Efrat Mishori. The films and the texts they follow build a magnificent tapestry allowing a deep look into Hebrew language and Israeli culture.

The program was first screened in Epos, The International Art Film Festival in March 2021 in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is curated and presented by Israeli filmmaker Jasmine Kainy.

Find more Informations about the films here

 

Neue hebräische Dichtung in Deutschland (New Hebrew poetry in Germany)

Book presentation, Reading and talk with Maya Kuperman, Asaf Dvori, Adrian Kasnitz 

24.9. / OMA (Other Music Academy)

The anthology “Was es bedeuten soll. Neue hebräische Dichtung in Deutschland” translated and published by Gudrun Schiffer and Adrian Kasnitz combines a variety of texts written in Germany by Yiddish-Hebrew authors. Our guests in Weimar are May Kuperman, Asaf Dvori and Adrian Kasnitz.

The reading and conversation will be moderated by Thuringian poet Daniela Danz.

The Young Kadyas

Film screening & discussion

24.9. / OMA (Other Music Academy)

24. – 30.9 online

 

They want to sing about chirping crickets and falling stars. The Arab and Jewish girls from Israel with the girls from Germany. A carefree summer long. But the choir project is exhausting: they are taught in English, constantly learning music theory and history, and singing in Yiddish, for most of them a foreign language. Out of two choir cultures, one should become overnight, all the adults expect discipline from the teenagers, and then, religion, politics and history of their home countries push into this teenie summer life. But the girls have their own will. And so they succeed in the miracle, with their voices, their dreams and their unbridled power to fight against all odds and at the same time they give hope to a new, a peaceful, a better world in which art unites what politics divide.

 

Credits: Idea, Direction in Germany, Production – Yvonne Andrä / Direction in Israel – Eyal Davidovitch / Cut Direction, Editing, Production – Wolfgang Andrä / Camera – Marius Böttcher / Sound – Stefan Petermann / A 1meter60 Film Production / Protagonist: Voices of Peace (Jaffa), schola cantorum Weimar, Alan Bern, Diana Matut, Cordula Fischer, Yair Dalal, Shereen Daniel

 

Alan Bern & Sasha Lurje

Concert with Yiddish songs

24.9. / OMA (Other Music Academy)

25.9. / Lichthaus Kino

 

Sasha Lurje (LV/D), one of the most internationally renowned Yiddish singers, and Alan Bern (USA/D), founder of Yiddish Summer Weimar and composer of the film music for “The Young Kadyas,” offer an intimate sampling of the touching, poetic songs at the heart of this project featuring two girls’ choirs from Weimar and Tel Aviv/Jaffa.

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