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FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH FILM PRODUCER JASON WILLIAMS

PART OF DOC DAY SPECIAL TWO FOR ONE DEAL AT TRICYCLE

 

SCREENING WITH: YOU ARE ME INTRODUCED BY FILM DIRECTOR PETER SPEYER

Attending this event

Peter Speyer

An award-winning features screenwriter (Crystal Bear, Berlin) and playwright with Royal Shakespeare Company productions, this is Peter’s first film as a Writer/Director. Currently, he has a small slate of feature films in development. As Associate Director of Arista, an innovative Media funded training programme, he has trained writers, directors and producers across the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. He also consults to independent filmmakers. Qualified in psychology and social work, Peter  has worked therapetucially with survivors of the Nazi Holocaust and co-diirected a centre for people with psychotic conditions.

Films screening at this event

Besa: The Promise

Director
Rachel Goslins
Country
USA
Year
2012
Duration
86 min
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UK PREMIERE

“IN A SMALL, LITTLE COUNTRY CALLED ALBANIA, SIMPLE PEOPLE DID SIMPLE THINGS, BUT IN RETROSPECT THEY WERE NOT SIMPLE AT ALL, THEY WERE GREATLY HEROIC”

This compelling documentary reveals the little known history of Albanians, mostly Muslims, who risked their lives sheltering Jews during WWII, following the ancient moral code of besa (a promise).

The film tells a remarkable story of the gentle, thoughtful Albanian toyshop owner Rexhep Hoxha in his quest to find the Jewish family his father sheltered and to return the sacred books left in his care sixty years ago.

Featuring original music by Philip Glass and striking portraits by American photographer Norman H. Gershman, this is a truly inspiring tale of simple humanity, bravery and the possibility of co-existence.

WINNER – Best Documentary, Washington Jewish Film Festival 2013

You Are Me (short)

Director
Peter Speyer
Country
UK
Year
2013
Duration
12 min
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An old man confronts an interloper on a London park bench joining them as survivors across age, continents and traumatic life experiences.

2-for-1 Doc Day

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See two documentaries for the price of one at the Tricycle on Sunday 17th November

Besa: The Promise
Inspiring story of Albanian Muslims who risked their lives sheltering Jews during WWII.

Dancing In Jaffa
Palestinian and Israeli children are offered the chance to learn ballroom dancing.

 

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