My Note: Several years ago, my husband and I visited the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA, where his son lives. It was a sobering experience. This program below honors the 2015 declaration of International Holocaust Memorial Day every January 27th by the United Nations General Assembly.
While six million Jews were murdered, there were also five million non-Jews who were killed because Hitler also believed the were inferior or considered less than human: gypsies, homosexuals, as well as people of color. So when we honor those that died during this terrible time in history, keep in mind that both Jews and non-Jews were murdered, and honoring this day applies to everyone concerned about the sanctity of human life!
If you Google this title, International Holocaust Memorial Day, you can find multiple sources of information.
The program is tomorrow, Tues. @ 9:30 pm est.
|FACING SURVIVAL: portraits by David Kassen of Holocaust Survivors from Auschwitz at MOT.
January 27, 2022, marks the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Red Army. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.
The Museum of Tolerance is dedicated to this mission throughout the year. The most powerful educational opportunity we offer is to hear, first-hand, the personal testimony of Holocaust Survivors. We are privileged to have several Survivors speak regularly.
|Upcoming Virtual Events|
Virtual Film Screening: Procession
Academy Award® Shortlist – Best Documentary Feature
Nominee – Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Documentary
Nominee – Critics Choice Documentary Awards
Nominee – Cinema Eye Honors – Outstanding Direction
Nominee – International Documentary Association IDA Awards – Best Editing
“A shattering vision of male friendship and strength in the face of evil.”
“Inspiring. Seismically effecting, with a sense of truly earned catharsis.”
“Beautifully made, attentive, respectful and compassionate. There’s simply no other film like it.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES, Robert Abele
Six midwestern men — all survivors of childhood sexual assault at the hands of Catholic priests and clergy — come together to direct a drama therapy-inspired experiment designed to collectively work through their trauma. As part of a radically collaborative filmmaking process, they create fictional scenes based on memories, dreams and experiences, meant to explore the church rituals, culture and hierarchies that enabled silence around their abuse. In the face of a failed legal system, we watch these men reclaim the spaces that allowed their assault, revealing the possibility for catharsis and redemption through a new-found fraternity.
Q & A live with Director Robert Greene and Film Participant Joe Eldred.
Virtual Film Screening: FAYA DAYI
Courtesy of JANUS FILMS
Oscar® Shortlist for Best Documentary Feature Academy Award
Three International Documentary Association Nominations
Two Critics Choice Documentary Award Nominations
Five Cinema Eye Honors Nominations Including Outstanding Feature Film
Nominee – Film Independent Spirit Awards – Truer Than Fiction Award
“A gorgeous dream to slip into.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Bestir in her debut film, with immersive and stunning visuals, achieves something extraordinary here.” – SCREEN ANARCHY
“Each image is more beautiful than the last. FAYA DAYI is not
In her hypnotic documentary feature, Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents. Though a deeply personal project-Beshir was forced to leave her hometown of Harar with her family as a teenager due to growing political strife- FAYA DAYI, the film she returned to make about the city, its rural Oromo community of farmers, and the harvesting of the country’s most sought-after export (the euphoria-inducing khat plant) is neither a straightforward work of nostalgia nor an issue-oriented doc about a particular drug culture. Rather, she has constructed something dreamlike: a film that uses light, texture, and sound to illuminate the spiritual lives of people whose experiences often become fodder for ripped-from-the-headlines tales of migration.
Q & A with Director, Producer, Cinematographer Jessica Beshir and Editors Dustin Waldman and Jeanne Applegate, moderated by Director of the Museum of Tolerance, Liebe Geft.