RSJ Watch Party: The Life and Adventures of Mishka Yaponchik (2011)
RSJ is excited to host a viewing of a Russian tv mini-series about Mishka Yaponchik, the notorious Ukrainian Jewish crime lord of the early 20th century, released in 2011. While watching the first episode of this contemporary rendering of Odessa, and its Jewish community a century ago, we will think about the ways in which it is represented in media today. Within the vibrant urban life of Odessa at its peak, Mishka’s journey provides an unconventional perspective on the Eastern European Jewish narrative. Come for a study break, stay for the thrilling story!