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Join us on April 23rd for our Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Event

In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, on April 23rd at 1:00PM,, The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents the film “The Silenced Walls”

In the Parisian suburb of Drancy lies an unadorned block of low-income housing. With some of the cheapest rents in the Paris region, it is the residence of 500 impoverished retirees, recently homeless and mentally disabled. On the surface everything seems normal, but this building is also France’s most notorious Holocaust site. Through moving interviews with Holocaust survivors and fascinating archival footage, this film offers a compassionate look inside the walls of this housing project and raises important questions about the existence of this building. (Documentary, 52 min.)

Click here to learn more about this free public event.

Through a diverse array of independent films, the MJFF provides culturally relevant and historically significant cinema for audiences from across Maine and beyond. The Portland Museum of Art is proud to partner with Maine Jewish Film Festival, promoting new ideas, inviting discussion, and strengthening the cultural economy in Maine.

Mark H.C. Bessire, Director, Portland Museum of Art


Thank You To Our Sponsors

Supporting Foundations

Bernard Osher Foundation

Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation

Davis Family Foundation

Equity Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

Jewish Community Alliance

JCL Foundation

Lunder Foundation

Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust

Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation

Moser Family Foundation

Rines Thompson Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

Sam L. Cohen Foundation

Simmons Foundation