Narishkayt: YidLife Crisis in Krakow

Narishkayt (Yiddish for “silliness”) follows YidLife Crisis on tour as they bring their show to Krakow and explore the dynamic and delicate intersections of Polish and Jewish life in the past and present.

 
 
 
 

Status: Completed

Format: TV documentary (1 X 37 minutes)

Directed by: Paulina Fiejdasz

Presented by : Schusterman Family Foundation

Bronfman Fellows AVF and the Stevens-Kurtzig Family Fund.

When Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, Jewish Canadian comedians and creators of the award-winning Yiddish series “YidLife Crisis” (yidlifecrisis.com), travel to Poland in search of their Yiddish roots and Ashkenazi culture, they end up finding a unique Jewish community built by Poles looking to face their own complex roots. “Narishkayt” (Yiddish for “silliness”) follows the duo on tour as they bring their show to Krakow and explore the dynamic and delicate intersections of Polish and Jewish life in the past and present.

 
Awards.jpg

Awards

Award 1

Award 2

Award 3

Laurels.jpg

Festival Selections

Jewish Culture Festival, Krakow Poland

Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto, CAN