April 15, 2013
Occasional commentary on culture and media from the suburbs of cyberspace
On the morning of July 18, 1994, in one of the worst ever terrorist attacks in Argentina, a powerful bomb was detonated by the AMIA headquarters on Pasteur street. Tearing down the 7-story building, it took the lives of 85 people, injured 200 hundred more, and destroyed many of the community archives. The terrorist attack, which went unresolved in the years that followed, left the community in shock and horror.
Yaacov Agam‘s sculpture Monument to the Victims of the AMIA Terrorist Attack, which was erected on an elevated Star of David platform in the courtyard of the AMIA center, offers a 3D visual tribute to the victims while expressing a message of hope for justice and peace.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme calls to Empower Rural Women. Coincidentally, the Buranovo Babushkas, were selected to represent Russia in the upcoming Eurovision 2012 song contest. As these six lively babushkas, aged 50 to 76, from the rural village of Buranovo, frolic on stage, their voice is quite loud and clear, even bilingual. (Engelbert Humperdinck, watch out!)
Based on a novel by the same name, the play A Tale of a Ring puts on stage the forgotten story of Jewish prostitution in Buenos Aires. This clip features excerpts from dress rehearsal and interviews with novelist and playwright Ilan Sheinfeld and stage director Dalia Shimko.
Original score by Issar Shulman.
Footage was filmed for the upcoming tinro|Media documentary Laid to Rest which explores the Jewish white trade in turn-of-the-century Latin America.
צילומים מחזרת התלבושות למחזה “מעשה בטבעת” עפ”י ספרו של אילן שיינפלד ובבימוייה של דליה שימקו. צולם בתל-אביב במסגרת הצילומים לסרט הדוקומנטרי
LAID TO REST
המתעד את פרשת הטראפיקינג והזנות היהודית בארגנטינה בתחילת המאה ה-20