Kaddish

Kaddish

14 minutes

Narrative, Drama

Yiddish, German, Polish

United States

2019

NYC Premiere

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In 1943, a young Ashkenazim named Akiva risks a journey through Miechów in Nazi-occupied Poland to fulfill his obligation of honoring his deceased mother on the anniversary of her death. He gets arrested by the Nazis and finds an elderly rabbi he knows while in custody. The rabbi, who lost his entire family in the Holocaust, is hoping to escape Poland for the promised land. 

Best Fiction, City College/CUNY

Bonus Content

Director

  • Razid Season
  • Born in Abu Dhabi & raised in Dhaka, Razid Season is an independent filmmaker based in New York. He has studied MFA in Film at the City University of New York. He has received a number of awards for his films. His latest film Kaddish that focuses on human spirit. He is interested in making films that deal with humanitarian issues, and he wants his films to be a tool to speak, represent, and fight for those minority communities whose voices are not heard in the mainstream media.
  • Producer

    • Razid Season
  • Writer

    • Razid Season
  • Cast

    • Aurel Samuel
    • Paul Grossman

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