Short Films Inspired by Holocaust Survivors
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NEW DATE: Sunday, August 18
5:00pm - 5:45pm: Reception
5:45pm - 7:00pm: Screening & Conversation with Filmmakers
Please join us for our annual Short Film Series curated by 3G @ LAMOTH. The program is composed of three short films that explore how we, as 3Gs and beyond, can use narratives of the past to effect change in our current climate. A reception will precede the screening, and a moderated conversation with the filmmakers will follow.
ABOUT THE FILMS:
Say I Love You: The Story of Betty Cohen (2018): Using archival photographs, public domain footage, and documents from Holocaust Survivor Betty Cohen's personal collection, students from Voices of History Documentary Film Workshop at LAMOTH weave together a beautiful and cohesive video memoir of a truly inspirational woman.
The Sarid Family (2018): This short is part of the Podkamieners film series that reimagines the Holocaust documentary genre by juxtaposing rich and realistic animation with moving first and secondhand accounts. In this installment, four siblings share how their late father turned being a sole survivor into the essence of their family’s foundation.
Boxes (2019): Inspired by real events, this narrative short film follows Jessica and her Oma, a Holocaust Survivor, as they spend an afternoon packing up the belongings of Oma's recently deceased husband. As they reminisce, hidden truths about their lives come to light.
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Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is an artifact-rich institution that was founded in 1961 by Holocaust survivors who met in Los Angeles, each with their own personal experience and precious documents, photographs, and objects that connected them with their history, family, and friends. They believed in the importance of creating a space to commemorate their loved ones, house their precious artifacts, and educate future generations. Today, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust continues its mission to commemorate, educate, and inspire.