Perilman Fellow screens her documentary at International Film Festival
Tamar Rachkovsky, Perilman Fellow at the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, screens her documentary "Home in E Major" in it's world premier at the Edinburg International Film Festival, Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Observing the everyday routines and dramatic upheavals of a cross-generational and multicultural shared house, Rachkovsky turns a story about her own move from Jerusalem to Durham, North Carolina, into a powerful and moving reflection on emotional bonds, mutual care, ageing and death. As the connection between the young filmmaker and her elderly landlady develops, we begin to realise how the most profound moments in life are those that often pass by unnoticed. Screens with Hazel Isle, a documentary shot on Isle of Coll in Scotland. [PG]
Tamar Rachkovsky is a documentary filmmaker, born and raised in Jerusalem. She is the daughter of immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Her work focuses on the dynamics of identity, community and landscapes, both social and geographical. As such, her films explore social issues through personal stories. She holds an MFA degree from the Experimental and Documentary Arts Program at Duke University.