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As Pierre Sauvage began to explore his newly discovered Jewish identity as a young filmmaker, he began his journey of discovery with a lively celebration of the mama-loshen (mother tongue). Soon Sauvage would turn his attention to his own origin story, and train his lens on the subject that would become his life’s work: morality and the Holocaust. This 1979 Emmy Award-winning exploration proved prescient, released just before the Yiddish renaissance that revived a language and reinvigorated a people and culture. 

After the film, stay on for a recorded conversation with Pierre Sauvage. Pierre discusses his 1979 Emmy Award-winning exploration of the Mamaloshen with novelist Dara Horn, the Forward's Rukhl Schaechter, Dr. David Fishman, and Richard Silverstein.  

Please join us on Sunday, March 21 at 3 pm MT for our live talkback with Pierre Sauvage as he discusses all of the films in his retrospective.

Learn more about the film HERE.

With great gratitude to our sponsors:

- Roberta Levin, in loving memory of David Levin

- Nicky Wolman and David Fulker

  • Runtime
    56 minutes
  • Language
    English, Yiddish
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Pierre Sauvage