Documentary. 76 min.
In Hebrew, Yiddish, and English with English subtitles.
Russian-born poet Abraham Sutzkever is, by many accounts, the greatest Yiddish writer of modern times. He wrote with wit and passion through the darkness of the Holocaust by leading the Paper Brigade, an underground resistance group that hid a cache of Jewish cultural items to protect them from destruction by the Nazis. Sutzkever was saved by a special rescue plane sent for him by Stalin, and later testified at the Nuremberg trials against the Nazi who murdered his mother and son. However, as long as he lived, he would not let a film about his life be made. Black Honey uncovers this extraordinary life through Sutzkever’s poetry and reveals how, in the darkest times, his poetry became a life-saving source of vitality and strength.
Director: Uri Barbash
“A unique artistically and historically valuable project.” —Jury, Haifa International Film Festival
Black Honey: The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever
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