14th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  March 28 – April 8, 2019

A vital and sobering documentary.
– Variety

Who Will Write Our History

Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 PM
Alumnae Library Theater, Elms College, Chicopee

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the codename Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists, but with pen and paper. Written, produced, and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage, and stunning dramatizations to transport viewers inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters.

Discussion with Bill Newman, civil rights attorney and WHMP radio talk show host; Lawrence Hott, documentary filmmaker and co-owner of Hott Productions/Florentine Films; and Scott Hartblay, Associate Professor of Social Work, at Elms College. Moderated by Martin Pion, Director, Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies, Elms College.

Official Selection, Boston Jewish Film Festival

DOCUMENTARY | 2018 | 95 MINUTES
POLAND, USA | ENGLISH, YIDDISH, AND POLISH WITH SUBTITLES 
DIRECTED BY ROBERTA GROSSMAN

 

 

 

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