Avi Avital’s virtuosity wows audiences

Avi Avital’s virtuosity wows audiences

As a concert reviewer I seldom have to reach constantly into a superlatives bag to describe a performance, but Avi Avital’s concert this month with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at Sydney’s City Recital Hall was definitely one of those occasions. The Israeli...
Film review: ‘Eyeless in Gaza’

Film review: ‘Eyeless in Gaza’

Robert Magid’s Eyeless in Gaza, which premiered last week at the Jewish International Film Festival, is a 50-minute assault on the world media’s (mis)reporting of the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. Directed by Martin Himel, an award-winning filmmaker whose credits include...
Film review: Karski and the Lords of Humanity

Film review: Karski and the Lords of Humanity

Claude Lanzmann’s seminal 9½-hour documentary Shoah (released in 1985) contained a treasure trove of interviews with pivotal figures in the history of the Holocaust. One of the most notable was with Jan Karski, a Polish diplomat whose undercover missions collected...