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Israeli Doc Series presents: The Partisan With the Leica Camera


Yael Perlov

The Partisan with the Leica Camera (Dir. Ruth Walk, Editor/Producer Yael Perlov; 2022, 54 min, Israel, Hebrew w/subtitles, DCP) Yael Perlov returns to Duke as part of the Israeli Documentary Series to screen her most recent film, The Partisan with the Leica Camera. Winner of Best Documentary Award, 2023 Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Paris. A frightened look of a woman, from a rare self-portrait of a couple, leads the director to a shocking family story. Hidden secrets are 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. Followed by Q&A with Perlov. Preceded by a reception at 6:30PM in the Ruby Lounge.


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