Witness Theater

Showings

Coolidge Corner Theatre Mon, Nov 11 1:00 PM
West Newton Cinema Thu, Nov 14 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Oren Rudavsky
Country:United States
Year:2018
Language:English
Running Time:74 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
Topic:American Jewish Life
Anti-Semitism
Coming of Age
FreshFlix
Holocaust
Pre-Teen - recommended
Theater
Young Adults
Website:https://www.menemshafilms.com/witness-theater

Description

Over the course of a year, sixteen Brooklyn high school students and eight Holocaust survivors meet. They are going to use drama therapy to prepare, and eventually perform, a theater piece based on the survivors’ stories. As the students and survivors get to know each other, they become friends, connecting through their stories, jokes, and tears. The project brings the students understanding of the personal experiences of the Holocaust, as well as of the essential role they are taking on in hearing these testimonies, as the number of direct witnesses is dwindling.

 
Witness Theater screenings followed by a Q&A with Director Oren Rudavsky (11/11 via Skype)

The 11/11 screening is dedicated to the memory of Peter Gossels, a dear friend of Boston Jewish Film and a survivor whose story will continue to be told.

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