THE RIVER OF ANGRY DOGS       MY NAME IS JESSICA SHYLOCK  
  Mira's memoir published by Pluto pess with an intoduction by Fay Weldon     Work in progress and recipient of a grant from the Society of Authors
 

LODZ GHETTO - BACK IN TO THE PIT OF HELL

 
 

MH recounts her return to Lodz in a story for the Guardian pubished in Obtober 2009

As a teenager, Mira Hamermesh defied her parents and fled Nazi-occupied Poland. Her mother starved to death in the Lodz ghetto, her father perished in Auschwitz. Last August, 65 years after the ghetto was liquidated, the film-maker returned for a reunion of its few survivors

 
 

JEWISH CHRONICLE INTERVIEW (ABRIDGED VERSION)

    REQUIEM FOR MARY/PROCULA’S DREAM (working title)
  by Simon Round (published December 17 2009  
  OSWIECIM / AUSCHWITZ: THE SHOOTING GOES ON  
  A chapter in the anthology HOLOCAUST AND THE MOVING IMAGE Representations in film and television since 1933, edited by Tony Haggith and Joanna Newman, preface by David Cesarani , published by Wallflower 2005     The above title is a film script originally commissioned by David Rose for Film on 4 on Channel 4.
  I LOVE MY MOTHER, BUT       MARY'S STORY  
  From MOTHERS BY DAUGHTERS Anthology, published by Virago 1995.     Synopsis of feature film project, (script commisioned by CHANNEL 4 1999) Requiem For Mary/Procula's Dream.
  MATER DOLOROSA       THE BRIDGE OF DOGS  
 

From The Jewish Quarterly 1965. A story about a daughter who comes to Poland in search of her Jewish mother's grave. The daughter discovers her mother was buried in a Catholic cemetry, on account of the false identity papers she carried during the German occupation.

Ralph Yablon Literary Award Winner.

    Synopsis of unpublished novel- THE BRIDGE OF DOGS, 1985
  SON OR DAUGHTER          
  From The Jewish Quarterly 1979. An exploration of the attitudes of the family, and society, to the birth of a baby.  
  HOLOCAUST - A Film Maker's experience          
  From The Jewish Quarterly 1997. The article analyses the impact of major holocaust films from the perspective of a film-maker who has filmed in Auschwitz three times.  
  TALKING TO THE ENEMY - Notes from a Film Maker's Diary          
  From The Jewish Quarterly 1988. Made just before the first Intifada, the film explores the possibilty of a dialogue between a Zionist Israeli and a Palestian exile.  
  LILITH - A Nightmare Journey Through South Africa          
  1987. Based on my film MAIDS AND MADAMS, it eamines the twin scourges of Apartheid and Sexism in South Africa.  
  DISASTERS          
  From The International Journal of Disaster Studies & Practice 1979. Deals with the fallout of warfare, insurrection and political solutions that have made countless millions homeless.  
  REPORT FROM POLAND          
  From Film and Filming 1962. The article analyses the early stages of Polish post-war films, in particular the political implications of filming behind the iron curtain and methods employed in dealing with censorship.