Sholem Aleichem laughing in the darkness
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SummaryA portrait of writer Sholem Aleichem, whose stories about Tevye the milkman became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Aleichem (1859-1916) was a rebellious wordsmith who created a new genre of literature and used his remarkable humor to encapsulate the realities of the Eastern European Jewish world in the late nineteenth century. Using a rich collection of archival footage, the film recreates a time in czarist Russia when Jews were second-class citizens and frequent scapegoats in times of social and political unrest.
Authors, Yiddish -- 19th century -- Biography.
Jews -- Ukraine -- Biography.
Jews, East European -- 19th century -- Social conditions.
Jews, East European -- History.
|Publisher|| [New York] :Distributed in the U.S. by New Video,2013
|Other Titles|| Laughing in the darkness
1958- screenwriter, producer, director.
Rosenberg, Alan, narrator.
Zorn, John, 1953- composer.
Docurama (Firm), production company.
International Film Circuit (Firm), production company.
Riverside Films, production company.
New Video Group, publisher.
narrated by Alan Rosenberg.
Director of photography, Edward Marritz ; editors, Aaron Kuhn, Kenneth Levis, Amanda Zinoman ; music, John Zorn.
Title from container.
Originally released as a documentary film in 2011.
Special features: Making the film; on Sholem Aleichem.
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; stereo.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.