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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 87–107.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Sandy Flitterman-Lewis Abstract Agnès Varda's 2007 installation Les Justes au Panthéon ( The Righteous at the Pantheon , France) honored the many French “Righteous” who saved Jewish children during World War II in a ceremony commemorating their heroic actions with the placement of a plaque...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 75–89.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... The format is derived from writer Georges Perec, and the essay connects these artists through their experiences as Holocaust survivors or children of survivors. Touching on Akerman’s Jewish heritage, her early success with the film Jeanne Dielman: 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Belgium/France, 1975...
Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the “Righteous,” individuals who protected Jewish children during World War II. She analyzes how Varda moves between cinematic reconstruction and physical photographs, immortalizing the ephemeral. By addressing the Occupation as a woman artist in the French monument the Pantheon, where so few women have been...
Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 99–141.
Published: 01 May 2001
...- ples of women’s victimization, even if those women were primarily non-Jewish Germans at the end of World War II. 04-McCormick.sh 5/29/01 12:39 PM Page 102 102 • Camera Obscura In any case, the controversy sparked by the film was only...
Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 35–83.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Alisa Lebow Camera Obscura 2003 Alisa Lebow is assistant professor of Film Studies at Bilgi University in Istanbul. This article forms part of a chapter of her manuscript, “First Person Jewish: Automythography in Contemporary Jewish Documentary Film,” which is currently being revised...
Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... It is well known that Deren’s status as a Jew was a matter of consid- erable ambivalence for her. She was born to an unusually urban, educated, and wealthy Ukrainian Jewish family in Kiev. Deren’s writings reveal that as a schoolchild in Syracuse, New York, she felt out of place given her foreign...
Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 71–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
... 1942 case history to the 1962 film script, Kramer further hoped to achieve “greater explosive qualities through the switch” of the analyst’s ethnicity from Jewish to African American.4 Because of this change, the film’s script also is exceptionally revealing of ten...
Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 2014
... position within the postwar Jewish diaspora also references the effects of cross-border movements and twentieth- century geopolitical upheavals and distinguishes her within trans- national Nordic cinema. Bier’s father fled Nazi Germany to arrive in Denmark in 1933, while her mother’s family escaped...
Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 76–87.
Published: 01 September 1991
... the neighborhood) can read the plaques Christian Boltanski has mounted on the walls which now face the courtyard. The 24 memorials note the former dwellers’ names, professions, and dates of occupancy during the Nazi period. According to Boltanski’s documents, the many Jewish...
Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 77–107.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., although they each do so in strikingly different ways. Off and Running concentrates on Avery, an African American teenager, and her adoptive family: her white Jewish lesbian mothers and two adopted brothers — one also African American, the other of Korean descent. The driving narrative...
Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 159–166.
Published: 01 January 1990
... relationships between European and American Jewish history as they intersect with the filmmakers’ personal histories. Goodstein’s documentary, Voices From the Attic (1988, USA), traces the director’s 1987 trip to an attic in a small town in Poland where her mother, aunts, uncles, and grandparents hid...
Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2003
...” of their enemies, including women and children.6 The Jews’ coming to power unleashes a fear of attack in the non-Jewish subjects of the kingdom so that many profess themselves as Jewish. As Ciolkowski observes, “The ontological ﬁctions the Book of Esther so proudly promotes are consequently dissolved...
Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 132–145.
Published: 01 September 1983
... by passport and by birth the daughter of a German-Jewish merchant and a French woman, tries to recon• struct her mother's past and her own childhood in order to understand the meaning of her conventional married life in Berlin. Her mother, Malou, a singer who gave up her career for marriage, followed her...
Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 129–167.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Alisa Lebow Camera Obscura 2007 Alisa Lebow teaches film studies and video production at Brunel University in London. Her book, First Person Jewish , on Jewish autobiographical film, is forthcoming in 2008. As a filmmaker her work includes For the Record: The World Tribunal on Iraq...
Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 103–139.
Published: 01 September 2008
... become citi- zens, those to whom the category of “Man” does not fully apply, for example, women, children, slaves, or refugees. Here, too, the flesh-and-blood body and melodrama could have a role, as Wil- liams has shown in relation to American stage, film, and television since the nineteenth...
Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 93–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and the shifting fortunes charac- teristic of the end of the Nazi occupation. Thus, we can identify in Enfants a “resistance current,” given that set designer Alexandre Trauner and composer Joseph Kosma, both of whom were Jewish and in hiding, worked on the film under borrowed names, speak- ing...
Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 187–237.
Published: 01 January 1996
... need first to lay some exegetic instruments on the table." ethnic adj [ME, fro LL ethnicus, fro Gk ethnikos national, gentile, fr. ethnos nation, people] 1: neither Christian nor Jewish: HEATHEN 2: of or relating to races or large groups of people classed...
Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 172–177.
Published: 01 May 2008
... fea- tures are usually described as aquiline, majestic, striking, and covered in skin taken from Renaissance painting — the image of peaches-and-cream whiteness. Who cared if Streep’s origins were in the Jewish American middle class of suburban New Jersey? I am white, but I do...
Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 178–213.
Published: 01 May 1992
... on Challenger, was having her own difficulties with the meanings insistently imposed on her. Called “J.R.” by her friends for her tough intelligence, she bristled when people called her “the second woman in space” (after Sally Ride) or “the first Jewish astronaut.” In inter...
Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 137–164.
Published: 01 December 1986
.... Into this garden, which is protected by an imposing gateway, wanders Maria, the daughter of a worker, surrounded by a group of wretched children. She stares long and hard at Freder .Fredersen, the employer’s son, who stands transfixed, as though hypnotized. “These are your brothers...