In line with UK Jewish Film’s educational objective to combat antisemitism through film and in partnership with local authorities, this January we are delivering five screening events across the UK to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2019.


Schools

Based on a selection of five short films UK Jewish Film’s schools’ screenings explore this year’s HMD theme of Torn from Home. The films and learning activities will offer students the opportunity to reflect on the experiences of people who were torn from their homes both in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides:

Home Movie (17 mins)

It took Caroline Pick fifty years before she delved into the cans of home movies which her father had shot since the 1930s in Czechoslovakia and UK. In this short film she unearths the family story which her parents hid from her.

I was a child of Holocaust survivors (15 mins)

Animated adaptation of Bernice Eisenstein’s acclaimed illustrated memoir. Using the healing power of humour, the film probes the taboos around a very particular second-hand trauma.

She Escaped Genocide in Her Homeland. Now She Returns to Help. (7 mins)

When the Rwandan genocide broke out in 1994, Imana Truyers narrowly made it out of the country. Two decades later, Truyers returned to her homeland for the first time. This short tells her story with beautiful animation and live-action vignettes.

Vishneva, Belarus Soviet Union Poland (2 mins 43 seconds)

This short film is grounded in the oral history testimony of a Holocaust survivor and has been deconstructed by the interviewee’s son. ‘Vishneva’ uses silent images from the interview superimposed with typed memories that describe the unspoken pain borne by father and son through more than half a century.

Edek (6 mins)

86-year-old Holocaust survivor Janine Webber collaborates with American rapper Kapoo to present her story in a brand new and daring way.

 

Antrim and Newtonabbey – Northern Ireland – Tuesday January 22nd 2019

In partnership with Antrim and Newtonabbey Borough Council, the short films will be followed by learning activities led by UK Jewish Film Education Manager, Rachel Burns and Holocaust Educator, Mike Levy.

Manchester City Council, England – Wednesday January 23th 2019

In partnership with Manchester City Council, HOME cinema and Learning from the Righteous, the short films will be followed by a presentation from Holocaust survivor Danny Herman with Antony Lishak, and by learning activities led by UK Jewish Film Education Manager, Rachel Burns and Holocaust Educator, Mike Levy.

Tower Hamlets, London, England – Thursday January 24th 2019

In partnership with Tower Hamlets Council, Jewish Care and Rich Mix Multi Arts Venue, the short films will be followed by a presentation from Rwandan survivor Jo Ingabire Moys from the Ishami Foundation and by learning activities led by UK Jewish Film Education Manager, Rachel Burns and Holocaust Educator, Mike Levy.


Community

Tower Hamlets, London, England – Thursday January 24th 2019

In partnership with Tower Hamlets Council, Jewish Care and Tower Hamlets Library and Archives. Aimed at adults living, working and studying nearby, the 75 minute participatory workshop will explore the purpose, significance and representation of Holocaust narratives based on a selection of clips from Holocaust themed films. All are welcome but places are limited. To reserve your place, please email: localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk

 

Representing the Holocaust on Screen

In partnership with Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives and Jewish Care, we are hosting an adult participatory film workshop as part of Tower Hamlets Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations. Join us to explore the significance and varied representations of Holocaust narratives in a selection of clips ranging from feature films to original archival footage.

To reserve your place please email: localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk