|4/15 - 4/29||VIRTUAL SCREENING||WATCH|
North American Premiere
You Had to Be There
Directed by Avi Merkado-Ettedgui & Yaron Niski
Israel | 54 minutes | 2021
Hebrew with English subtitles
This brilliantly thoughtful film weaves together conversations with Holocaust survivors who talk about the importance of laughter and the use of humor during the Holocaust as a coping mechanism. Through interviews conducted by Israeli comedian Tal Friedman, we discover that even in the most horrible conditions imaginable, people found strength in humor and laughter. Provocative and deeply heartfelt, You Had to Be There will leave you laughing and appreciating the importance of humor even in the face of events that make you want to cry.
Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with directors Avi Merkado & Yaron Niski, and moderator Rabbi Adam Gindea. To view the conversation please click here.
|Director||Avi Merkado-Ettedgui & Yaron Niski|
|Countries of Production||Israel|
|Year of Presentation||2021|
|Language(s)||Hebrew with English subtitles|
|Premiere Status||North American Premiere|
|Principal Cast||Tal Friedman, Shmulik Atzmon, Dr. Chaya Ostrower, Rivka Michaeli|