The Partisan with the Leica Camera (Dir. Ruth Walk, Editor/Producer Yael Perlov; 2022, 54 min, Israel, Hebrew w/subtitles, DCP)
— Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Yael Perlov. Preceded by a reception at 6:30PM in the Ruby Lounge.
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.
Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and Duke Cinematic Arts.