Shira Haas made an indelible impression as the Emmy-nominated lead in the recent TV series Unorthodox. In Asia (2020, 85 minutes, Hebrew with English subtitles), Haas stars as a Russian émigré to Israel, navigating her teenage years along with her single mother, burdened by a largely undefined illness that makes all of her decisions infinitely more poignant. The film explores the inevitable chasm that divides the generations and creates barriers between the healthy and the sick – while telling a universal and timeless story of maternal love and loss.

The film will be screened in person in the Museum’s Edmond J. Safra Hall. Tickets are $5 each for Museum members or $10 each for the general public. If you’re not a member, join today. If you’re already a member, log in and the member discount will be reflected in your cart.

Hosted in partnership with Senior Programming Consultant Nancy Collet, founder of Cinema Collet.
Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act; and other generous donors.

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