Episode 0201: "Ilan Stavans and the Film 'My Mexican Shivah'"


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Ilan Stavans stopped by the studio this week to discuss “My Mexican Shivah,” a film based on one of his stories. An exploration of family tensions, the film is set in Polanco, a Jewish quarter of Mexico City, and documents a man’s death and the celebration of his life that follows. The gentle comedy engages the complexity of Mexican-Jewish identity in the context of death rituals. Episode 0201 November 14, 2018 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts

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