Yankev reflects on the life of actor and director Jacob Waislitz. As a member of the ground breaking Yiddish theatre company, the Vilna Troupe, from 1919 onwards Waislitz lives the life of a theatrical nomad. With the rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany the company disbands and he roams the world as a solo artist. When war breaks out Waislitz finds himself stranded at the ends of the earth in Melbourne, Australia. Through the voices of his descendants, artistic collaborators, students and historians this short documentary tells his story and examines how he reconciles himself to this extraordinary change, and what he, in turn, gives to the community of refugees and survivors who shelter and celebrate him.

Running Time
35 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, History, Biography
Rebecca Albeck
South Africa, USA, Australia
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Yankev» (21)

Amanda avatar

This is the new standard! I recommend this for anyone who has a heart.

Alexander West avatar
Alexander West

Just phenomenal!!! I am amazed that movies like this can still be made. I watch all kinds of movies all the time with my friends and i can say that this is one of the best i ever seen.

Rachel M. avatar
Rachel M.

Wow, this film absolutely blew me away. The plot is good and the action scenes are just breathtaking.

Anna avatar

I have watch every History movie this last 35 years and I can assure you this one is the best I ever seen. That’s just perfect. Everything is perfect OST, Camera, script, acting, ideas ALL GOOD!

Maria Rogers avatar
Maria Rogers

The mystery lead scrip was good. Music was great and actor brilliant!!!

Peter N. avatar
Peter N.

This one movie that I would buy to keep in my collection. Enjoy.. It's a great movie

Ann C. avatar
Ann C.

Easy to watch, interesting story line. Great cinematography.

Tiffany avatar

Rebecca Albeck was a director who meticulously thought about the look of every frame of his movies.

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Jennifer Morrison

I watched it twice over the weekend.

Kyle avatar

Turned out to be a really good movie. I enjoyed it.

Rebecca avatar

Drop everything and go see it right now. If already seen, see it again!!!