In honor of International Holocaust Day, Park Slope Jewish Center Speaking of Israel and Behind the Candle presents a screening of the 1988 Israeli documentary, Because of That War.
Because of That War is a feature-length Hebrew-language documentary about Yehuda Poliker and Ya’akov Gilad, the sons of Holocaust survivors.
The first Israeli film to explore the effects of the Holocaust on the second generation in Israel. Orna Ben Dor’s sparse documentary focuses on two well-known Israeli rock stars: Yehuda Poliker and Yaakov Gilad. The two produced “Ashes and Dust,” an Israeli New Wave album dedicated exclusively to the Holocaust.
Because of That War intercuts songs from the album with a series of poignant conversations with the artists and their survivor parents. Shot in eight days, it has a raw and emotional intensity that has made it one of the most talked-about films in Israel. The film was released in 1988, and it is 93 minutes long.