JUDGE'S AWARD Sinking Creek Film Celebration
Stockholm Jewish Film Festival (2001)
Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival (2001)
Filmex, Los Angeles
Ottawa International Animated Festival
The Bent Tree is an animated fable based on Itzik Manger's folk tune, "Afn Veg Shteyt a Boym" (On the Road Stands a Tree) about a child whose mother deprives him of freedom to explore the world. Josh Waletsky's music and vocals infuse this work with warmth and feeling. Recommended for younger children and/or Yiddish-speaking audiences.
Sally Heckel is a recipient of foundation grants as well as awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
The Bent Tree
USA, 1980, 8 minutes, Animated
Yiddish with English subtitles
Directed by Sally Heckel
Public Exhibition 16mm available