Oral History

Working young

4:38 – 6:43   “That was really my first professional gig….a great teacher”

Bernard Rachelle talks about starting out at age 14, studying acting, and the first scene he ever did.

Working in Israel

10:28 – 13:53  “Eventually, I was a household name in Israel….very low budget.”

Bernard Rachelle discusses performing all over Israel, the pull to stay there, the early days of filmmaking and the difficulty on translating success from Israel to the US.

The importance of family, struggling and opportunity with Spike Lee

26:09 – 30:17

“To me family and responsibility…the entire shoot.

Bernard Rachelle talks about the vagaries of show business and landing a role in a Spike Lee film.