The Statesman

A compelling cinematic biography of Chaim Weizmann, first President of the State of Israel, whose life and work changed the course of the history of the Jewish people. Born in Russia in 1874 in the small village of Motal near Pinsk, as an 11-year-old child Weizmann envisaged the founding of a State for the Jews and from that time onwards he wrote endless letters to everyone from Lord Balfour to Churchill to persuade them of his dream. Weizmann taught chemistry at Geneva University from 1900 to 1904 and also became affiliated to the Zionist Movement. It was also in Geneva that he met his future wife Vera Chatzman and, although they spent many years apart during their life together, he wrote her fervent love letters, revealing the tremendous physical and emotional price he paid for his dedication to his work and his political commitments.

Year:
2010
Length:
100 minutes
Country:

Shown at

  1. Geneva International Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  2. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2010

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