Hamilton Jewish Film Festival: March 1968


(Poland 2022; 117 minutes)

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Set against the background of the volatile Communist era of 1960s Poland, this coming-of-age story pits romance against politics. Hania, a Jewish theatre student, falls in love with Janek, a student at the University of Technology. When her parents lose their respective jobs due to Wladyslaw Gomulka's antisemitic purges, Hania opts to stay in Poland instead of emigrating with them. Politics soon catches up with the young lovers. 

Panel Discussion | 4:30 p.m.

Local author Wade Hemsworth will interview Kalman Weiser, associate professor Silber Family Chair of Modern Jewish Studies, York University and Piotr Wrobel, Polish-Canadian historian and expert specializing in Polish history and Central and Eastern European history.

Kalman Weiser is the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University. His books include Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism, the expanded edition of Solomon Birnbaum’s Yiddish: A Survey and A Grammar, and Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland.

Professor Wróbel teaches several courses in the Department of History, including “The Age of Experiments: The History of Poland in the 20th Century”, “The History of Poland from the 10th Century” and “East and Central Europe and the Great Powers in the 19th and 20th Centuries”. In the past academic year about 70 students attended his courses, including several at the post-graduate level.

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