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Who Will Write Our History

Event Category:
Movies
Start Date:
April 15, 2020
End Date:
April 15, 2020
Location:
Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre
Time:
7:00 PM
 Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Wednesday, April 15th for a screening of Who Will Write Our History. This film is part of the 2019 – 2020 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with the Director Roberta Grossman will follow the screening.

 The screening will be held at 7 PM at the Hearn Stage. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

About the film:

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Written, produced, and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.

Featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.

NY Times Critic’s Pick – ‘Who Will Write Our History’ Review: A Vital Holocaust Documentary

LA Times – Review: Life in the Warsaw Ghetto rediscovered and recreated in ‘Who Will Write Our History’ Variety – Film Review: ‘Who Will Write Our History’

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