Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Charleston Jewish FilmFest
Berkshire International Film Festival
Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival
Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb
Jewish humor has traveled from the Shtetl to Hollywood, from the Torah to Comic books. Jewish humor is tradition and pop culture – and also a cliché? Especially in Germany and Austria, Jewish jokes became very popular after the Second World War. Jewish humor is, allegedly, self-ironic – and laughing about the Jews together with the Jews seems like a convenient way for the perpetrator countries to cope with their dark pasts. But is Jewish humor really always self-mocking – or is the matter more complex? In the documentary, rabbis, comedians, and writers from Germany, Austria, France, and Israel have their say. Who owns Jewish humor – and who owns the laughter?
Jascha Hannover Jascha Hannover was born in 1990 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Jascha is an award-winning director and writer, known for Jüdisches Leben, Jüdischer Humor (2021), Trans – I Got Life (2021) and You’ll Never Walk Alone (2017).