Event Information
Yeshiva University Museum Presents
Remembering 1948 - In Color
Sunday, May 08, 2011

In Honor of Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History with American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

• Screening of "I Was There in Color" (directed by Avishai Kfir, 2010)
• Performance by Ramaz Middle School Chorus (Rabbi Haskel Lookstein Middle School of Ramaz)
• Reflections by Ira Feinberg, a Machal veteran who volunteered in Israeli's War of Independence

"I Was There in Color" tells the story of the birth of Israel, usually recalled through stark black-and-white images, in nuanced color. Historic, recently discovered footage, shot by Fred Monosson, a Jewish-American businessman, reveals all facets of life in the new country, from the pomp of large, public ceremonies, to quiet, light moments of daily events. Based almost entirely on footage from the Monosson archive, Avishai Kfir's dazzling documentary pays tribute to this unsung hero and to the many American Jews who volunteered in 1948; and reveals a richer – and more colorful – image of life in the young Jewish State.


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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.