‘Jewish cricket’: black-Jewish relations in Wondrous Oblivion (2003)

  title={‘Jewish cricket’: black-Jewish relations in Wondrous Oblivion (2003)},
  author={Nathan D. Abrams},
  journal={Jewish Culture and History},
  pages={234 - 247}
  • N. Abrams
  • Published 3 July 2019
  • Art
  • Jewish Culture and History
ABSTRACT This article explores Black-Jewish relations as presented through the prism of the 2003 film Wondrous Oblivion, directed by Paul Morrison. The film revisits the transition period between the 1950s and 1960s when Britain was starting to become a multicultural society. Set in South London in 1960, Wondrous Oblivion is a coming of age story focusing on David Wiseman (Sam Smith), a Jewish boy who aspires to be a first-class cricketer. David lives in an England still unmarked by significant… 

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