YU Introduces Film Festival on Beren Campus for 2005-2006 School Year

Oct 22, 2005 — Yeshiva University embarks this year on an exciting initiative to bring a series of relevant films to the YU community in the private confines of the Beren Campus’ Geraldine Schottenstein Cultural Center, 239 E. 34th Street. Films shown throughout the coming year focus on the theme “Combating Crisis: Confronting Jewish Identity in a Changing World”. The films vary from American classics to new Israeli films brought to us by the Israeli Consulate. After each showing, there will be a brief discussion by professors, historians, film critics, and/or the director and/or writer of the film presented.

For questions or reservations, please email filmfest@yu.edu

Seats are limited, and without reservations, people will be seated on a first come first serve basis


Wednesday, November 30, 2005, 7:30 pm

Eicha and other short films (2001): Eicha is a young, religious girl living in a typical West Bank settlement. Her unique and unusual name is the Hebrew title of the biblical scroll of lamentations read on Tisha B’av, the annual fast day commemorating the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem 2000 years ago. Tisha B’av is also Eicha’s birthday. Upon reaching 18, she decides to change her name and try to establish her own identity. A film by Eliezer Shapiro.

Eliezer Shapiro will discuss the making of the film.

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