MVM: Muchas Gracias


Extending muchas gracias & sheynem dank from the Chicago YIVO Society to filmmaker Maria Victoria Menis of Argentina (shown in photo on left).

In the past two days, almost 500 people attended one of our three screenings of her lovely film Camera Obscura either at Northbrook Public Library, Skokie Public Library, or Harold Washington Library Center (Chicago Loop).

Click HERE for more information on how to purchase Camera Obscura (for home use) or rent Camera Obscura (for public exhibition) from the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University.

Click HERE to purchase The House of Memory: Stories by Jewish Women Writers of Latin America, a collection edited by poet Marjorie Agosin which contains Angelica Gorodischer’s original short story.

Click HERE for the words of the lovely poem by Eliahu Toker (set to music by Marcelo Moguilevsky).

Click HERE for the Wikipedia page explaining the camera obscura phenomenon (“one of the inventions that led to photography”), seen in film when Jean-Baptiste notices that the image of Gertrudis drawing water from the well has been projected on the back wall of his room.

We also send our appreciation to our library partners for their terrific onsite support, & to NCJF for making this wonderful film available to Kol Yisrael. Finally we thank all the audience members who participated in the three lively Q&A sessions after each screening.

All Chicago YIVO “Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture” programs are FREE & open to the public 🙂

2 Responses to “MVM: Muchas Gracias”

  1. TziviahHuttner Says:

    Message received from a Skokie Viewer: “I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed ‘Camera Obscura.’ It is one of the loveliest films I have every seen. Everything about it was superb. Thanks again.”

  2. TziviahHuttner Says:

    Message received from a Northbrook Viewer: “I loved the movie and would like to read the short story. What is the name of the book in which that story appears? I can’t seem to find it on the internet.”

    Answer from Tzivi: “The House of Memory: Stories by Jewish Women Writers of Latin America”

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