Observing the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. My Yiddish Papi (Picbois Productions/NFB) by Éléonore Goldberg will be available free of charge on NFB.ca, YouTube and Facebook starting January 25.
January 24, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada
Starting January 25, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will be streaming Éléonore Goldberg’s animated short film My Yiddish Papi (Picbois Productions/NFB) free of charge across Canada on NFB.ca, as well as on the YouTube channel and on the NFB’s Facebook page. This online release of the film marks the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, which is observed on January 27. With My Yiddish Papi, Éléonore Goldberg has made a personal short film about filial love, duty and the transmission of memory by honouring a promise made long ago: that of illustrating the adventures of her grandfather, a Resistance fighter during the Second World War.
About My Yiddish Papi (7 min 21 s)
Produced by Karine Dubois (Picbois Productions) and Julie Roy (NFB)
About the filmmaker
Éléonore Goldberg is a Franco-Canadian filmmaker, animator and cartoonist. Her screenplay for My Yiddish Papi won the SODEC/SARTEC Award and the Special Jury Prize at the “Cours écrire ton court” contest in 2011. Her animated short Wandering was nominated for a Jutra (2014) and received awards at the Breakthroughs festival (2014) and Cinema on the Bayou (2015). She’s worked on a number of animation films, including Dominic Goyer’s L’origine des espèces (2016) and Cam Christiansen’s WALL (2017), and illustrated the graphic novel The Young Lady in White (2016).
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About the NFB
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