Throughout his life, Abraham Sutskever would not let a film about his life be made. Nearly a decade after his passing in 2010, “Black Honey” tells the incredible story of the greatest Yiddish poet of modern times. Sutskever led the Paper Brigade underground movement that saved Jewish books and manuscripts from the Nazis. H survived the Holocaust thanks to Stalin sending a private plane to rescue him. He testified in the Nuremberg Trials and immigrated to Israel in 1947. In Israel, he became the leading figure of Yiddish culture and continued writing with astonishing vitality.
Special Mention Award at the Haifa International Film Festival
“Between Israeli and Jewish Identity Competition Section”
Directed by Uri Barbash
Produced by Yair Qedar
Hebrew, English, Yiddish (with English subtitles)