Russian, Polish, and Soviet Jewish/Yiddish Film, 1912-1948

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RUSS 223
Professor: Galya Diment
M W 1:30-3:20pm

Credits: 5 VLPA

Galya Diment - Russian Jewish Film

About the Course:
The course will examine early Jewish films (in Yiddish or Russian) produced in tsarist Russia, Soviet Russia, and Poland in the span of 25 years, from the very beginnings of silent film to the early years of sound film, from the twilight years of Russian monarchy (and the notorious Pale of Settlement) through Bolshevik Revolution and up to the spread of Hitlerism in Europe.


No Prerequisites. All readings and discussion will be in English. All films have English intertitles or subtitles.