Nathan-ism, film screening

Join us for a film screening at the Yiddish Book Center on Wednesday, June 19 @ 2:00 p.m. ET

Join us at the Center on Wednesday, June 19, at 2:00 p.m. for a screening of Nathan-ism, a documentary film about “outsider artist,” Nathan Hilu.

About the film:

Nathan-ism tells the story of Nathan Hilu, the son of Syrian Jewish immigrants to New York, who at the end of World War II received a life-changing assignment from the U.S. Army: guarding the top Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials. This experience fueled a lifetime of artistic inspiration for Nathan, a virtually unknown “outsider artist,” who spent the next 70 years obsessively creating a visual narrative from his memories to share with a world that doesn't always listen.

Side by side photo of Nathan old and young.

Director/Editor — Elan Golod
Producers — Melanie Vi Levy, Elan Golod
Executive Producer — Caryn Capotosto
Cinematography — Jason Blevins
Animation — Héloïse Dorsan-Rachet, Hectah Arias
Original Score — Christopher Bowen
Editorial Consultant — Geoff Richman A.C.E
Story Consultant — Harry Vaughn

World Premiere: Hot Docs 2023
Recipient of Jewish Story Partners Grant: Fall 2022

Run time: 80 minutes