Divan = Diṿan

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  • Creator directed and produced by Pearl Gluck ; co-written by Pearl Gluck and Susan Korda
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [New York] : Zeitgeist Films, 2005.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocm61661061


  • Filmmaker Pearl Gluck left her Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn as a teenager for secular life in Manhattan. Many years later, to mend the breach with her father, she travels to Hungary to retrieve a divan, a family heirloom. En route Pearl encounters a colorful cast of characters who provide guidance and inspiration turning her journey into a parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention.


  • Originally produced in 2003 by Palinka Pictures and Zeitgeist Films.
  • Special features: 30 min. of additional footage, with filmmaker questions and answers and follow-ups; theatrical trailer; director's statement.
  • Hebrew script record.
  • DVD.
  • In English, Yiddish, and Hungarian with optional English or Yiddish subtitles.
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