Nothing To Be Written Here

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  • Nothing To Be Written Here

  • Artist: Wendy Oberlander
  • Year: 1996
  • Duration: 47:00
  • Country: Canada
  • During World War II, thousands of Jewish refugees were interned in Canada alongside Nazi prisoners of war. The public and private silence that surrounds this tragic episode of Canadian history is the subject of this video. Mixing personal narrative and historical documentary, the artist explores her own father s experience of the the internment. Reminescences , interviews. Hasidic tales examine the construction of Jew and nation, history and memory. An elegant vocabulary of symbols- water, letters, books, a boat and a suitcase - move the story along.

  • Accession #: 2172
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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