TJFF to screen Israeli doc on Eichmann's hangman
The Toronto Jewish Film Festival has announced it intends to honour the special time of reflection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by presenting a screening of the Israeli documentary The Hangman (2010), directed by Netalie Braun.
The film is a complex and unforgettable portrait of the marginalized Sephardi prison warden who became Adolf Eichmann’s executioner. Forever affected by this event, he eventually becomes a shochet and performs the ceremony of kapparot before Yom Kippur, assisting others with their atonement.
Rabbi Elyse Goldstein is a guest speaker at the screening, which is being co-presented by the Ashkenaz Festival. Hebrew with English subtitles. The film contains some graphic imagery. Varsity Cinema, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. www.tjff.com or 416-324-9121.
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