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Israeli Doc Series presents: The Partisan With the Leica Camera


Yael Perlov

Yael Perlov returns to Duke to screen her most recent film, The Partisan With The Leica Camera (2022, runtime 54 min.) followed by Q&A as part of the Israeli Documentary Series. A reception will precede the event at 6:30PM in the Ruby Lounge. Film synopsis: A frightened look of a woman, from a rare self-portrait of a couple, leads the director to a shocking family story. Hidden secrets revealed when 65-year-old son, Simon, discovers that his father, the photographer Mundek Lukawiecki, and his mother, the housewife Hannah Bern, were the commanders of a Polish assassination squad that operated during the Holocaust. The chilling facts are backed by unique photos taken in the forest by Mundek, the partisan, on his Leica camera. WINNER: Best Documentary Award, 2023 Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Paris


Ethics, Human Rights, Humanities, Lecture/Talk, Movie/Film