Bird In The Room with Quiet Gold
Documentary
67 min

Director: Ari Davidovich

This is the tale of the mysterious life and death of Tirza Atar (1941–1977), the daughter of one of the towering figures of Israeli and Jewish culture, the poet Nathan Alterman. 

Atar composed hundreds of poems and song lyrics, wrote popular children’s books and translated theatre. Her short and turbulent life remains shrouded in mystery many years after her tragic death at the age of thirty six. The documentary fuses the life and work of this highly talented woman with the complicated relationship she had with her father, a national poet.

The production features brief re enactments, that converge – along with song segments and archival footage – into a multi layered emotional journey to create a portrait of the life of a daughter and a father enmeshed in the world of literature. 

Viewer advice: not recommended for children under the age of 15 without parental guidance.

 

QUIET GOLD

Director: Erin Rosenberg

Genre: Short documentary

Quiet Gold is local filmmaker Erin Rosenberg’s contemplative tribute to the Yiddish language, It features appearances by author Arnold Zable, Romek Mokotow, a master of the mameloshn, Fredyi Mrocki, lead singer of Klezmania, and Hinde Ena Burstin, academic and poet.

16:30 minutes, 2015.