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Dialogue: A Polish-Jewish Film Series: Shimon's Returns

Event Type
Film Screening
Topics
art, arts, holocaust, jewish culture, poland, polish culture
Sponsor
European Union Center; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; New Directions in East European Jewish Culture (an IPRH cluster); and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society
Location
Lucy Ellis Lounge (Rm 1080), Foreign Languages Building
Date
Feb 22, 2018   5:45 pm  
Cost
Free
Contact
Lizy Mostowski
E-Mail
ehm2@illinois.edu
Views
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Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

The documentary shot in Poland, Ukraine and Israel tells the story of Shimon Redlich, a Holocaust survivor who returns to places from his childhood as well as different hiding places in his struggle to survive. The film features archival footage from the 1948 Yiddish film “Unzere Kinder”, where Shimon played a role as a child actor. A collector of memories and a seeker of good will, Shimon takes us on a journey through Poland and Ukraine, uncovering the brighter sides of the darkest of times. Watch the trailer

 

Each film screening in the Dialogue series will be followed by a thoughtful discussion on the topic of the film. All are welcome to attend. All films will have English subtitles.

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