Who Will Write Our History

Showings

MFA Remis Auditorium Thu, Nov 8 7:00 PM
Coolidge Corner Theatre Sun, Nov 11 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Roberta Grossman
Country:United States
Year:2018
Language:English, Yiddish, and Polish
Running Time:95 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts
Sponsored By:Marquis Jewelers, The Vilna Shul Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, and Yiddish Book Center

Description

In 1940, days after the Nazis sealed the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of community leaders called the Oyneg Shabes decided to collect pictures and testimonies, burying them before their deportations. This film, created by Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg (the team behind Above and Beyond, BJFF 2014) brings the Oyneg Shabes archive to life, through interviews and rarely seen footage.

 

Both screenings followed by a conversation with director Roberta Grossman

 

Nov. 8 screening preceded by a performance by the Tufts Amalgamates, Tufts’ oldest mixed-gender a cappella group 

 

Nov. 11 screening moderated by Barnet Kessel, Executive Director, The Vilna Shul 

 

Screening as part of the Cummings Social Justice Film Series

 

Sponsored by Marquis JewelersThe Vilna Shul Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, and Yiddish Book Center

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