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My Yiddish Papi

2017 7 min
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A young woman decides not to answer a phone call from her grandfather, unaware that it will be his last. When he dies, she is overwhelmed with guilt and regret and can’t sleep. But then she remembers a promise made long ago: to illustrate his wartime adventures as a member of the French Resistance. In co-production with Picbois Productions.

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My Yiddish Papi

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A young woman decides not to answer a phone call from her grandfather, unaware that it will be his last. When he dies, she is overwhelmed with guilt and regret and can’t sleep. But then she remembers a promise made long ago: to illustrate his wartime adventures as a member of the French Resistance.

In co-production with Picbois Productions.
  • script
    Éléonore Goldberg
  • animation
    Éléonore Goldberg
  • direction
    Éléonore Goldberg
  • producer
    Karine Dubois
    Julie Roy
  • off-line editing
    Catherine Legault
  • music
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • sound design
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • musical adaptation
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • narration
    Evelyne de La Chenelière
  • script consultant
    Claude Cloutier
    Evelyne de La Chenelière
    Jean-Philippe Duval
    Catherine Mavrikakis
  • storyboard editing
    Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
  • production consultant
    Galilé Marion-Gauvin
  • translation
    Lorraine Price
    Kathleen Fee
  • titles
    Réjean Myette
  • compositing
    Élise Simard
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • foley
    Olivier Girouard
  • sound recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • sound recording - assistant
    Padraig Buttner-Schnirer
  • voice recording
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • voice direction
    Manon Arsenault
    Kathleen Fee
  • technical direction
    Pierre Plouffe
  • technical coordination, animation
    Yannick Grandmont
  • post-production director
    Anne-Marie Bousquet
  • technical coordination
    Daniel Lord
  • production coordination
    Michèle Labelle
    Andrée-Anne Frenette
    Valérie Mantha
  • administration
    Diane Régimbald
    Karine Desmeules
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Michael Shu
    Stéphanie Lalonde
  • music composer
    Jack Yellen
    Lew Pollack
  • singer
    Bronna Levy
  • musician
    Laurence Sabourin
    Bill Gossage
    Stéphane Allard
    Samuel Bonnet
  • release of musical rights
    Tram 7
  • accounting
    Pro-Prod Gestion
    Nancy Larue
    Vicky Boisvert
  • interim financing
    National Bank of Canada
  • audit
    Yves Giroux
  • insurance
    Globalex

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Education

Ages 10 to 18
Study Guide

Warnings: death, Holocaust, war

Prepare students in advance for the emotional content in the film.

Discussion: After viewing, ask students to recount the main events of Papi’s story. The narrator begins by wondering, “What could I have done to deserve so much love?” Based on what you have seen in the film, what conclusions can you draw? As a follow-up activity, ask someone in your family to tell you about a difficult time in their life and then create something to give them in appreciation. For example, a song, poem, illustration or digital photo collage.

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