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Director’s Talk-Back – Finding Babel, with David Novack

Hosted By: Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, MA)

Isaac Babel’s writings are subversive masterpieces, challenging the ideology of the early Soviet Union, and resulting in his arrest and execution in 1940. On the 75th anniversary of Isaac Babel’s execution, Finding Babel follows Andrei Malaev-Babel, his grandson, on a journey to come closer to some sense of truth. Hoping to better understand Babel’s powerful artistic method and elusive persona, Andrei journeys through Ukraine, France and Russia; locations deeply tied to the story of his grandfather. He confronts lingering traces of a turbulent history that echo in Babel’s writing and in the conflicts and climate of today’s Ukraine and Russia.

Watch the film here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/findingbabel

Stream the “Finding Babel” film and then register to attend the free, virtual talkback and Q&A with the film’s director, David Novack.

David Novack is the director, and a writer/producer of Finding Babel (Special Jury Prize, Moscow Jewish Film Festival). Prior to his work with Finding Babel, Mr. Novack wrote, produced and directed the film “Burning the Future: Coal in America,” which opened in theaters, aired on international television, and won awards at numerous festivals in the US and Europe including the prestigious IDA Pare Lorentz award for social documentary film making.

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Host

Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, MA)

The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity. The Yiddish Book Center is home to permanent and visiting exhibits; two performance halls with a year-round schedule of educational programs, concerts (including the annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music), films, and events; an English-language bookstore; and a million Yiddish books.
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