An Israeli film made in Yiddish has won the special jury award at the seventh international Documentary Film Festival, held here last week.
The Israeli entry, “Choice and Destiny,” made by Tsipi Reibenbach of Tel Aviv, focuses on the lives of a couple who are Polish-born Holocaust survivors.
The film, in which Yiddish is the only language spoken, follows the daily lives of the filmmaker’s parents, Yitzchak and Fruma, 81 and 73 yeas old. The focus is on their attitudes towards life and each other.
The film, which deals with the process of aging in general, also mourns the generation lost in the Holocaust.
In October 1993, “Choice and Destiny” won the Silver Medal at a documentary film festival held in Nyon, Switzerland.