Berlin Jerusalem

Synopsis

“This moving drama of the birth of Israel focuses on two women – Else Lasker-Schuler, a German poet, and Tania Shohat, a Russian revolutionary. They meet first in Berlin, where utopian ideals and fear of the Nazis force their escape to Palestine. Re-united in Jerusalem, they confront a harsh reality in the city idealized in their dreams.”

Brief introduction to the movie by German House resident Daniel Watling and short discussion about main themes by PhD Candidate Gabriel Cooper.