Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Who Will Write Our History - free public screening

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 10:00am

Laemmle's Town Center 5 17200 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

Who Will Write Our HistoryWho Will Write Our History - free public screening

We announced this film previously and it is now fully booked.  If you need to cancel your reservations for the film, please contact the Jewish Studies program as soon as possible – there are many people who still want to attend.

This new film tells about the secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto who decided to fight back against Nazi propaganda by recording the truth about pre-war Jewish life and Jews’ experiences under Nazi control.  Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, these people collected documents, testimonies, essays, diaries, drawings, wall postersand other materials from Jewish residents of the ghetto.  When the deportations began, they stored the Archive in metal containers and buried them outside the walls. After the war, survivors found most of the Archive, but only recently has its treasures been made available to the public.  Written, produced and directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations of life inside the Ghetto and the efforts of courageous resistance fighters.

95 minutes, in English.

Followed by a discussion with CSUN Jewish Studies Program faculty.

Film courtesy of Abramorama (distributor). This is a word-of-mouth screening for the film opening on February 1. Limited seating. RSVP required. Please call (818) 677-4724 or email to reserve a seat (maximum 2 seats per request – names for each seat are required).

Co-Sponsored by Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Ramat Zion, Valley Beth Shalom, and Hillel 818.