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Irene Lusztig: the questions outnumber the answers

Irene Lusztig (UCSC): $1,000 for the questions outnumber the answers. Mini-Grant.

“the questions outnumber the answers” will be a lyrical essay film that will combine photographs, letters, journals, contemporary footage, and archival film materials to intertwine a portrait of my enigmatic grandfather, Mordechai Abraham – a Hungarian-Jewish ichthyologist, former Socialist-Zionist kibbutz founder, and amateur filmmaker, who vehemently denied the existence of my mother (his only daughter) for most of his life – with an exploration of 20th century Israeli history and nationalism.

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