Aron is 88 years old, Eazek is 94 and Claudine is 89.
This film is preceded by the short film, A Night at the Garden
Over seventy years ago, although they lost their entire families, they survived the Holocaust and resettled in New York City. Now, they are sharing their stories in a unique program led by a drama therapist with high-school students in Brooklyn. The hope is that this sharing will sensitize the students and give some closure to the adult survivors after all these years. The Witness Theater workshop they participate in culminates in the performance of a play based on Survivor stories.
With a mix of cinema vérité, archival footage, interviews, animation and staged recreations to blend past and present, the result is a story that illustrates the power and importance of transmitting experience from one generation to the next.
- Denver Premiere
About the film
- Director: Oren Rudavsky
- 2018/USA/74 minutes
About A Night at the Garden
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from American history. A Night at the Garden, made entirely from archival footage filmed that night, transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States.
- Nominated for a 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short
About the film
- Director: Marshall Curry
- 2017/USA/7 minutes
- Documentary/American History/Nationalism
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