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The River of Angry Dogs: A Memoir
     

The River of Angry Dogs: A Memoir

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by Mira Hamermesh
 

Mira Hamermesh is an award-winning film maker, painter and writer. This moving memoir gives a vivid account of her remarkable life. As a young Jewish teenager she escaped the horrors of German-occupied Poland with only her natural creativity, a rebellious spirit and a talent for good fortune to rely on. Of the millions of words written about WWII, few come from

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Mira Hamermesh is an award-winning film maker, painter and writer. This moving memoir gives a vivid account of her remarkable life. As a young Jewish teenager she escaped the horrors of German-occupied Poland with only her natural creativity, a rebellious spirit and a talent for good fortune to rely on. Of the millions of words written about WWII, few come from women, and even fewer recount such adventure. Spared the experience of the ghetto and the concentration camp that claimed most of her family, Mira's story is a life-affirming account of a life lived to the full, and a meditation on survival and coincidence, that pays homage to other people's courage.

Recounting her escape into Soviet-occupied Poland, Mira shows how her status as a refugee has continued to influence her throughout her life. The journey led her across Europe and eventually to Palestine in 1941; her account of that region, before the establishment of Israel, provides a fascinating insight into the historical setting for today's conflict.

Having settled in London where she studied art and married, she eventually won a place at the celebrated Polish Film School in Lodz. At the height of the Cold War Mira Hamermesh commuted across the Iron Curtain – her experience of a divided Europe offers many insights into the political factors that affected people's everyday lives.

Mira's theme of political conflict, so often explored in her films, is brought to life here in an intimate account that will live long in the memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745322339
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
03/20/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.47(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Mira Hamermesh is a film maker, painter and writer. Her humanist documentaries have won international awards and world-wide distribution. Her most celebrated films explore themes related to war and conflicts: Maids and Madams (South Africa), Caste at Birth (India) and Loving the Dead (Poland). Having settled in London where she studied art and married, she eventually won a place at the celebrated Polish Film School in Lodz.

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The River of Angry Dogs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An extraordinary and emotional work. I had to pinch myself when I finished reading the book to remind myself where I was. Yet it is so unsentimental, it is of the here and now, not yearning for a lost world. That is part of its great power