Ergo chooses films and videos for distribution based on the quality
and prestige of the material, their authenticity and their marketability. The
Israel Collection includes many of the great classics of Israeli cinema
like HILL 24 DOESN'T ANSWER (1955), SALLAH (1965) and THE SUMMER OF AVIYA
(1989), along with many contemporary feature films, documentaries, short
features and student films. The Ergo Yiddish Library features films about
Yiddish culture, children's films and many of the great Yiddish language
films made in the United States and Poland before World War II, like YIDL
MITN FIDL (1936) and TEVYE DER MILKHIKER (Tevye the Dairyman, 1939), on which "Fiddler
on the Roof" was based. Rounding out Ergo's holdings are videos on Jewish
holidays, tradition, identity and culture.
All videos/DVD's are licensed for home use only.
Any other use is prohibited without permission. U.S. Copyright Law
requires special licensing for the public performance of videos/DVD's,
even when no admission is charged.
us for information on licensing.