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The Dayton Jewish Film Festival offers outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation and pride to the diversity of the Jewish people and to the community at large. Our goal is to educate and entertain through evocative, narrative and documentary films that portray the Jewish experience from historic to current global perspectives.
Single ticket : $9
Student ticket: $8
Season Pass: $75*
*Includes all films
2018 | 95 min. | Documentary | English, Yiddish, & Polish
*Graphic content may be disturbing to some viewers*
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.
Winner: Emerging Filmmaker Jury Prize @ Atlanta JFF; Micki Moor Award for Best Narrative Feature @ Toronto JFF
Nominated: Best Debut Feature, Best Screenplay @ UK JFF
Guest Speaker: Renate Frydman
Renate Frydman, Ph.D has been involved with Holocaust education and remembrance since the 1960’s. Renate is curator of and docent for the Holocaust exhibit, “Prejudice & Memory” at the Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton which has over a million visitors a year. She is also producer and interviewer for the video series, Faces of the Holocaust, which was produced at Wright State University in 1985 and 1995. The series is used at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and throughout the world.