FILM | "Angel Wagenstein: Art is a Weapon"

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002



with Director Q&A


Angel WagensteinAs a teenager in wartime Bulgaria, Angel Wagenstein commanded a daredevil Jewish partisan brigade, surviving capture and torture by fascist police. At 94, Wagenstein is still a man of massive charm and ferocious intelligence, a passionate witness to history and an influential voice in the debate on Europe’s rocky post-communist future. Intimate conversations, film excerpts, and rare archive materials inform this visually striking and provocative documentary.

USA, 2017, 87 mins., directed by Andrea Simon, English, Bulgarian, Russian, German, Ladino, with English subtitles

Andrea Simon is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has explored the interaction between politics, culture and religion in a variety of times and places.

Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8

Film provided by Seventh Art Releasing,

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