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YI Love Film Presents “Kaddish” A Short Film

In 1943, a young Ashkenazi Jew named Akiva risks a journey through Miechów in Poland in order to fulfill his obligation of honouring his deceased mother on the anniversary of her death. He gets arrested by the Nazis and finds his elderly Rabbi in Nazi’s custody. The rabbi, who has lost his entire family in the Holocaust, is hoping to escape Poland for the Promised Land. Together they try to escape from the Nazis. Accompanied by the Rabbi, Akiva tries to visit his mother’s grave and perform a Jewish ritual.

Razid Season — Born in Abu Dhabi & raised in Dhaka, Razid is an independent filmmaker based in New York. He has studied MFA in Film at the City University of New York. He has received a number of awards for his films from various film festivals including Columbus Jewish Film Festival, Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival, Williamsburg International Film Festival. His latest film Kaddish that focuses on human spirit has received its world premiere at the 43rd Asian American International Film Festival, New York and had its New York Premiere & Red Carpet Gala at the Buffalo International Film Festival. He is interested in making films that deal with humanitarian issues, and he wants his films to be a tool to speak, represent, and fight for those minority communities whose voices are not heard in the mainstream media.

Production Company: Image Maker Films, Inc

Producer: Razid Season

Presenter: International Human Rights Commission (IHRC)

Funder: Arthur M Katz

Fiscal Sponsor

Associate Producer Alex Lora

Line Producer Sarah Wemy

Production Manager Adela Adriana Moscu

Writer: Razid Season

Cinematographer: Uladzimir Taukachou

Editor: Alex Lora & Razid Season

Production Designer: Razid Season

Costume Designer: Ivy Payne

Music: Lukas Schüßler

Sound Recordist: Paris Holmes

Sound Designer: Lucas Ariel Vallejos

Make Up Artist: Danielle Privat, Mellissa Marie

Color: Alex Lora

Leading Cast Profile:

Aurel Samuel

Paul Grossman


Eva Visco

Alex & Madison Keezer

Michal A Green

Shawn Shillingford

Dejan Jelaca

Max Pescherine

Extra Cast

Sarah Wemy

Teddy Cather

Charles Kennedy

Technical Information:

Shooting Format: Digital

Aspect Ration: 16×9

Audio: Stereo

Length: 14.28 Minutes

Original Languages: Yiddish, German, Polish

Subtitle: English

Country: U.S.A

Year of production: 2019

Copyrights: Razid Season

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