Jewish Film & New Media


Vol. 6, No. 2, Fall

Personal and National History in the TV Drama Series <i>Pillars of Smoke</i> and <i>The Exchange Principle</i>
The television drama The Exchange Principle (HOT, 2016) is the second suspense series created by screenwriter Noah Stollman and director Oded Davidoff. It was preceded by the drama Pillars of Smoke, which was broadcast for two seasons (HOT, 2009, 2011)....
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Israeli Cinema and Politics
This issue of Jewish Film &amp; New Media holds the proceedings of the third scholars’ conference on Jewish and Israeli media, which met at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice in the spring of 2017. The conference centered on the political in Israeli cinema...
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Class Struggle in the Era of Identity Politics: The Revolutionary Modernism of Doron Tzabari
Scholars have observed for some time now that class as a socioeconomic category has been disappearing from postindustrial, postcapitalist societies since shortly after the middle of the twentieth century, to be replaced by what Stanley Aronowitz has...
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Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring

On Philipides and Schuder's the Village of Peace
On Philipides and Schuder's The Village of Peace The Village of Peace. Directed by Niko Philipides and Ben Schuder. 2014. USA: Affinity Vision Entertainment, 63 minutes.After the peak of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, which culminated in...
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Meta-Memory: About the Holocaust in New Israeli Video Art
We are left with that pure and random play ofsignifiers that we call postmodernism, which no longer produces monumental works of the modernist type but ceaselessly reshuffles the fragments of preexistent works of the modernist texts, the building blocks...
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"An I Fort Jews Were Supposed to Be Lucky!": Jewish Wide Boys, Soho, and Postwar British Cinema
There is very little scholarship on the cinematic representation of the Jewish community in Britain. Kevin Gough-Yates and Nathan Abrams have contributed the few major texts that examine the cultural output of Jews, Jewish émigrés, and refugees working...
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Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall

On Chapman, Ellin, and Sherif's Comics, the Holocaust and Hiroshima
On Chapman, Ellin, and Sherif's Comics, the Holocaust and Hiroshima Comics, the Holocaust and Hiroshima: Persecution, Genocide and the Atomic Bomb. By Jane L. Chapman, Dan Ellin, and Adam Sherif. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2015. 95 pp., ISBN 978-1-137-40723-8...
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Take This Waltz, Take This Photo
And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbookWith the photographs there, and the moss-Leonard Cohen, "Take This Waltz"During the first decade of the twenty-first century, a new form, the graphic novel, emerged in Israeli literature. While Israeli comics has a...
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Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall

Site of Amnesia: The Absence of North African Jewry in Visual Depictions of the Experience of World War II
In this article, I initially intended to examine audiovisual representations of World War II in cinema, television, and the visual arts as experienced by the Jewish communities of North Africa under the colonial occupations of Italy and France, followed...
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On Casty's Robert Rossen
On Casty's Robert Rossen Robert Rossen: The Films and Politics of a Blacklisted Idealist. By Alan Casty. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2012. 276 pp., ISBN 978-0-7864-6981-9 (pbk). US $45.Alan Casty is on a mission-an important (if not particularly Jewish)...
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Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring

A Family History/A Country's History: The Films of Ariel and Rodrigo Dorfman
Introduction: The Dorfmans' History-An Open StoryEarly in his documentary Generation Exile, filmed in Chile and the United States in 2010, director Rodrigo Dorfman1 narrates the history of his family to his daughter. "Dear Isabella," he begins, as if...
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