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The World War Ours

Directed by Mira Jedwabnik Van Doren

USA | 55 minutes | 2007

Narrated by acclaimed actor Mandy Patinkin, The World Was Ours explores the vibrant and creative life of the Jewish community of Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania) between the two world wars. Drawing upon archival photos and footage, excerpts from diaries and letters, and through interviews with survivors and scholars, The World Was Ours evokes the spirit of this rich literary, scholarly, intellectual, artistic and socially conscious community that helped shape many of the great ideologies of 20th century Jewish life.
Director Mira Jedwabnik Van Doren
Countries of Production USA
Year of Presentation 2007
Language(s)
Premiere Status
Runtime 55 minutes
Principal Cast Mandy Patinkin
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