What is a Jew to you?

Australia, 1986

Film
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Documentary film maker Aviva Ziegler turns the camera on herself in this personal exploration of what being Jewish means to her and why she calls herself a Jew despite not maintaining a Jewish lifestyle. She speaks with family and friends about growing up in Sydney, commenting on religious practices from the past, pondering why her brother has maintained his Jewish heritage and Aviva has gravitated towards other groups in society. Aviva reaches the conclusion that the effects of the Holocaust have made her feel Jewish, regardless of whether she is living within the tradition or not.

Credits

director

Aviva Ziegler

producer

Michael Rubetzki

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:50:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36032

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Anti-semitism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Judaism

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-1 Digital File - 2MB Rate; Copy

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