Who Will Write Our History? – screening in London
International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2019
We are delighted to invite you for the first screening in London of a para-documentary movie by Roberta Grossman about the Oneg Shabbos Archives collected in Warsaw under the supervision of Emanuel Ringelblum (1900-1944): Who Will Write Our History? The movie was prepared with experts from the POLIN Museum and is narrated by Adrien Brody (Academy Award / Oscar winner for The Pianist in 2003).
The screening will be a part of the project: Global Screening Event on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27. The film will be shown simultaneously in hundreds locations all around the world, with the anchor screening in Paris, at UNESCO headquarters.
We invite you to join us at this exceptional event in London
and to support the POLIN Museum
For more information about donations please click on the following link: aemjp.eu
When: January 27, 2019, 6:00 PM
Where: JW3 | The New Postcode For Jewish Life, 341-351 Finchley Rd, London NW3 6ET – http://www.jw3.org.uk
The film will be followed by a discussion with Barry Langford, Professor of Film Studies at the Royal Holloway, University of London and member of the Holocaust Research Institute, and Anna C. Zielinska, Philosopher at the University of Lorraine and executive director of the European Association of the Museum of The History of Polish Jews POLIN (AEMJP)
- The European Association of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (AEMJP Paris),
- the JW3
- the UK Jewish Film
Facebook of the event: facebook.com/Ringelblum
About the movie: whowillwriteourhistory.com
The most important film on the subject since Claude Lanzmann’s “Shoah.”
Nothing short of a masterpiece.
— Robert Albanese, Vancouver Jewish Film Festival
Context of the January 27 screening – by Roberta Grossman, the film director
Seven years in the making, I am proud to launch my new documentary, Who Will Write Our History, about the secret archive of the Warsaw Ghetto. In its premiere festival screening at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Who Will Write Our History won the Audience Award for Best Documentary. I’m writing to you now because I hope your community will consider joining a Global Screening Event on International Holocaust Remembrance Day 1/27/19.
The film is about historian Emanuel Ringelblum who gathered a secret band of journalists, scholars, and artists imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto to collect and record the story of the war from the Jewish point of view. Known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, their goal was to defy their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth. They risked everything so that their archive would survive, even if they did not.
We aim to have hundreds of screenings around the world in museums, movie theaters, community centers, universities, synagogues, schools, churches, mosques, and more. Screenings are already in place with the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum, the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the Jerusalem Cinematheque and many more.
Our “anchor” screening will be held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. A post-screening discussion with me, Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg, and Sam Kassow, author of the book Who Will Write Our History, will be moderated by Stephen Smith, Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation. The conversation will be shared on Facebook Live (funds permitting) with the Who Will Write Our History screenings around the world.
In 2018, more than half a billion people in 155 countries were exposed to the World Jewish Congress’ #WeRemember campaign. In 2019, we will join forces with the WJC to ensure that the world never forgets the horrors of the Holocaust so that never again means never again. Every 1/27 screening will be preceded by a #WeRemember trailer and audiences around the world will upload selfies to Facebook holding a sign that says “We Remember.”