The battle of Jacob Israël de Haan: film + talk

Zvi Landsman

Emile Fallaux
in samenwerking met
De Haan Genootschap
Rosalie Dielesen

This weekend is we present a special programme dedicated to Jacob Israël de Haan (1881-1924), a Dutch poet, writer, and journalist. A writer who continuously sought controversy, a hero to some, an enemy to others. The film screenings commemorate Jacob Israël de Haan, who was murdered 100 years ago today. Emile Fallaux and Zvi Landsman present films exploring different facets of this Jewish queer poet, writer, and journalist.

Following the screening of The Battle of Jacob Israël de Haan, there will be a short showing of a fragment from Emile Fallaux’s documentary The End That Nobody Can Reverse (1992). Afterwards, a Q&A session will be held with director and journalist Emile Fallaux and director Zvi Landsman.

Zvi Landsman

Zvi Landsman: Graduated with honors from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. Received the Sundance Documentary Film Program production grant. Won the Grand Jury award at the DocAviv film festival. Established and is head of Tree House Productions, an Israeli production company. As cinematographer his work, The Mute’s House, was shortlisted for the Oscars in 2017. His thesis film, After All, received special mentions at the Munich and the Tel Aviv student film festivals, received 3 Sam Spiegel awards (for the film, the cinematography and for the Actor) and accumulated over 15 million YouTube views.

Emile Fallaux

Emile Fallaux is a Dutch journalist and television producer. After a period working as a television producer at VARA and VPRO and as editor-in-chief of Vrij Nederland, he worked for eight years from his base in New York for European TV stations, for which he produced and directed documentaries.


Emile FallauxFilm director and journalist
Zvi LandsmanFilm director