Scene from the film Birobidjan
Scene from the film Birobidjan
Scene from the film Birobidjan
Scene from the film Birobidjan


  • Belgium
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In 1934, Staline created an independent state for communist Jews from the Soviet Union and around the world. Families immigrated from Ukraine, France, Brooklyn... After the purges and auto- da-fés of the 20th century, what is left of this country, its culture, and its language is teetering on the edge of oblivion. This is a darkly intimate portrait of Birobidjan, almost like an inventory prior to this community’s disappearance.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Guy-Marc Hinant
  • DOP
    Vincent Pinckaers
  • Editing
    Simon Arazi
  • Music
    Winter Family - Ruth Rosenthal & Xavier Klaine
  • Sound
    Laszlo Umbreit
  • Duration
    125 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
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