Editing, videography, and design by Anton Jessberger. Additional filming, videography & cinematography by Jose Cardenas. Additional production information in credits.
Tikvah is a multi-media oratorio by Burton Beerman for saxophone quartet, soprano voice, dancer and video. It is based on the memoirs of Philip Markowicz who is a Torah scholar and Holocaust survivor.
Tikvah is a stage production. This movie is an 'about' Tikvah documentary. It contains footage collected from our numerous stage productions, rehersals, and contains material from interviews with Philip and the members of the Markowicz family. It was screened at a roundtable discussion on "Raw-Truths" In Performance Media at the Conference on Media, War and Conflict Resolution.
The stage productions varied depending on venue and various localized themes. We did a performance of Tikvah at Morehouse college in Atlanta where Philip along with Dr. Beerman attended a Q&A with the students. Additional interview materials were shot in the family home of Sylvia Neil (Philip's Daughter) and at various areas in Northwest Ohio.