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Carpati Film
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Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years

Q&A with director Yale Strom will follow
January 30, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

A moving portrait (narrated by Leonard Nimoy) of the last stronghold of Jewish life in a once vibrant region, as seen through the eyes of a Holocaust survivor returning to his hometown. Free & Unticketed

23/24 Hop Film

Zev Godinger hasn't seen his homeland since being deported to Auschwitz, in 1944. 50 years later, he is ready to take the pilgrimage back home. He brings with him the Roma music he has learned since being away and a Torah from the US as a gift for his boyhood synagogue. In 1931, Godinger's hometown in the Carpathian region (then Czechoslovakia, now Ukraine) had a Jewish community of a quarter million. Today, there are less than 1,500. Moving and beautiful, this film captures the unique melodies and cadences of this region and uncovers the last stronghold of Jewish life in an area once home to a thriving community.

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the rediscovery and safeguarding of the Czech Torah scrolls that survived the Holocaust. Programmed in conjunction with the Upper Valley Jewish Community and Dartmouth Hillel, which are co-trustees of one of the 1,600 rescued scrolls. Learn more

Carpati: 50 Miles 50 Years was made in 1996 and has not been digitally restored. We look for special opportunities to dig into the archives of cinema history to showcase films like this that are hard to find and should not be forgotten, and we are very grateful that artist and filmmaker Yale Strom is here to share his perspective on the legacy of this project in a post-film Q&A.

D: Yale Strom, US, 1996, 1h20m

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