A film by Willy Perelsztejn


Story of a Mensch is the portrait of a man, both player and witness, who, to keep a promise that he made to his mother, has dedicated his life to fighting for humanity in the world. David Susskind is a fighter. He is an explosive mixture: visionary and pragmatic, naïve and calculating, patriarch and political animal, authoritarian and generous. Having taken an active part in all the great combats of Judaism over the past sixty years, he has lived his entire life according to his convictions, transmitting his values of openness and peace to others at the same time.

Director and writer Willy Perelsztejn David Susskind
Interviewer Jean-Jacques Jespers
Images Philippe Jadot
Sound Omar Perez
Image editing Hervé Brindel
Associate producers Jean-Pierre Tilman
Annette Betsalel
Wim Van Rompaey
Annick Ghijzelings

80 & 58 minutes – Beta Digital – Stereo – Colour

A coproduction © Les Films de la Mémoire – Création et Mémoire – Gsara – Parallèles Productions – Lichtpunt – De Joodse Omroep – Immo 2000 – Lecobel – Careers in EuropeWith the support of la Région bruxelloise du Parlement de la Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Cobo Fund, and the Tax Shelter

Nominated at the Jewish Eye Film Festival – Israel 2008
Nominated at the Jewish Motifs International Film Festival in Warsaw – Poland 2008

This film is available in the shop in a special edition:
The film (80 minutes) in English, French or Dutch + bonus material (42 minutes) in French

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