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Blessed is the match [videorecording] : the life and death of Hannah Senesh / Katahdin Productions presents ; produced and directed by Roberta Grossman ; produced by Lisa Thomas ; written and co-produced by Sophie Sartain
Alternate (uniform) Title Blessed is the match (Motion picture)
Alternate Title Life and death of Hannah Senesh
Widescreen format
[Berkeley, Calif.] : Katahdin Productions, [2009]
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  CT1919.P38 S364 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Senesh, Hannah, 1921-1944
Subject(s) Jews, Hungarian -- Palestine -- Biography
Jewish women -- Palestine -- Biography
Women poets, Hungarian -- Biography
Poets, Hungarian -- Biography
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary
Jews -- Persecutions -- Hungary
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Hungary
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Hungary
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD; Dolby 5.1 or stereo
Language In English, Hebrew (with English subtitles) & Hungarian (with English subtitles)
Performer/Participant Voice of Catherine Senesh, Joan Allen ; voice of Hannah Senesh, Alona Tal
Cast Meri Roth (Hannah Senesh), Marcela Nohýnková (Catherine Senesh)
Credits Director of photography, Dyanna Taylor ; editor, Blake West ; composer, Todd Boekelheide ; additional music arranged and performed by Michael Skloff ; music performed by The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Note Filmed predominantly in Hungary, Israel & the Czech Republic in 2006-2007
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
Not rated by the MPAA
Summary Tells the life story of Hungarian-born poet and Holocaust heroine Hannah Senesh, who was only 22 when she parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe as part of a rescue mission to save the Jews of Hungary. Dramatizations, interviews, photographs, newsreel footage, letters, and diary entries are used to illuminate Senesh's early years, her immigration to Palestine, her involvement in the perilous rescue mission, and her capture and eventual execution in Hungary
Awards Audience Award, Washington Jewish Film Festival, 2008 ; Audience Award, Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival, 2008 ; Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival, 2008 ; Best Documentary, Garden State Film Festival, 2009 ; Audience Award, New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, 2009 ; Audience Award, Houston Jewish Film Festival, 2009 ; Audience Award, Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival, 2009 ; Audience Award, Denver Jewish Film Festival, 2009 ; Audience Award, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, 2009 ; Best Documentary, Tucson Jewish Film Festival, 2009 ; Audience Award, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, 2009
Alternate Author Grossman, Roberta
Sartain, Sophie
Allen, Joan, 1956-
Katahdin Productions (Firm)

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