Films

A Word is not a Bird
a short film by Dmitriy Khavin.
2016. Russian with English subtitles.

Three Tank Crewmen
a short film by Dmitriy Khavin.
2016. Russian with English subtitles.

The Oldest Bathhouse in Odessa
a scene from the documentary film Quiet in Odessa.
2014. Russian with English subtitles.

Quiet in Odessa a documentary film by Dmitriy Khavin.
2014, 43 minutes. Russian, Ukrainian and Yiddish with English subtitles.

In the aftermath of the Ukraine’s Euromaidan revolution and violent clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian supporters, Jewish residents of Odessa tell stories of their newly found patriotism and share their thoughts on how recent events affect the community and the city.

Sukkot in Warsaw a documentary film by Dmitriy Khavin.
2014, 22 min. English, Polish, Russian with English subtitles.

Jewish life in Warsaw: still there, and alive again. This documentary sketches a portrait of Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivors’ children and grandchildren who are active by the hundreds in Jewish communities and organizations in Warsaw today.

Official selection: 2014 Berlin Jewish Film Festival, 2014 Toronto Jewish Film Festival.

The Territory a documentary film by Dmitriy Khavin.
2013, 42 minutes. Russian, Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles.

The Territory is an unfiltered look into the lives of Israelis from the former Soviet Union who made their new home in the West Bank settlements.

Official selection: 2013 Jewish Motifs Film Festival Warsaw, Poland, 2013 Zagreb Jewish Film Festival, 2013 Bucharest Jewish Film Festival, 2013 Gainesville Jewish Film Festival, 2013 Tzadik Festival Poznań, Poland.

Artists of Odessa a documentary film by Dmitriy Khavin.
2011, 47 min. Russian with English subtitles.
This film is made possible by a generous grant from CEC ArtsLink.

Artists of Odessa is a raw, humorous and nostalgic look at life and contemporary art in post-Soviet Odessa. A dynamic city with its own unique cultural tradition, Odessa was home and muse to Babel, Zhabotinskiy, Eisenshtein, Kandinsky and many others. Walking through the courtyards of Moldavanka, market stalls of famous Privoz, and underground bars of the old quarters the search is on for the inextinguishable creative spirit of Odessa.

Across the Narrow Bridge a documentary film by Dmitriy Khavin.
2009, 44 min. English, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles.
This film is made possible by a generous grant from COJECO.

A group of first generation Americans of Soviet Jewish background travel to Ukraine to explore the Jewish history of the region.

Official Selection: 2010 Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival, 2010 Russian Documentary New York Film Festival.
North American Broadcast: Jewish Life Television Network, 2012

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