“Nothing Can Be Done, But Something Can Be Said,” 2010
A short film using Hyam Plutzik’s poems and WWII letters as an anchor for a year- long audiovisual tribute to soldiers and their familes. Including footage of Hyam’s widow, Tanya, reading his war letters.
Poetry Dinners Project at The Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach, 2009
Premiere of a short video that showed the last interview with the late U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz (1904-2005)
Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2008
The documentary film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet had its European premiere in October 2008 at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, where it was selected as one of the keynote films in its “American Perspectives” program. Zebra has established itself as the world’s largest forum for the international poetry film. It offers filmmakers from around the world an opportunity to exchange ideas and provides a platform for short films that deal with poetry content, aesthetic or formal. The Hyam Plutzk documentary was one of two films that year that revealed the roots of cinema and poetry. The panel discussion that followed included some of Germany’s leading poets and critics, including Shelly Kupferberg, Esther Dischereit and Michael Roes, as well Americans Ram Devineni and Edward Moran. The Zebra program included original translations of eight of Plutzik’s poems by noted German poet Monika Rinck.
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Israel, 2007
Screening of film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet
Panel discussion with leading Israeli scholars
Westfield Symphony Commissions for “Partners in Hope” at Carnegie Hall, 2006
Seven settings of poems by Hyam Plutzik (for orchestra, choir, and soloist) by Robert Cohen, composer
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Hyam Plutzik: American Poet
hour-long documentary film directed by Oscar nominee Christine Choy and Ku-Ling Siegel.
Film screened in New York City; Washington, DC; Rochester, NY; Jim Thorpe, PA; Larchmont, NY; Jerusalem, Israel; Berlin, Germany
Russian Book Lovers Club, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
Russian émigrés in Brooklyn translated and recited some of Hyam Plutzik’s poetry under the direction of Dr Olga Sztein of Yale University