Tetiana Derevyanko and Yuriy Morozov. Jewish Cinematographers in Ukraine, 1910–1945

The book is a documentary account of the careers and art of Jewish cinematographers – directors, actors, film producers, and distributors – in Ukraine between 1910 and 1945. It contains short biographical sketches based on various film history publications, as well as the memoirs of filmmakers’ colleagues and relatives, press reviews of the time, censorship documents, and screenplays and librettos for the Jewish movies, most of which are lost forever. The text is supplemented by unique photo documents: portraits, film shots, working moments from film sets, and movie advertisements. (more…)