The first documentary based entirely on curated YouTube clips. Every year, thousands of Israeli high school students make the “journey to Poland” to learn about the Holocaust. They visit 4 concentration camps, 3 mass graves, 2 ghettos and perform 14 memorial ceremonies over 8 days. Technologically savvy, the teens record the entire experience – from every survivor testimony to hotel hangouts and selfies. They then upload their stories to YouTube to share on social media. Brilliant editing shows the teens moving from facts, to reflection, to deep emotion at sites where friends’ ancestors, or their own, were murdered. A provocative and moving look at the way collective memory is formed in the internet age. Pizza will be provided before the film. The film will be followed by a discussion led by the Holocaust and Human Rights Center.
This program is made possible by the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by the Simmons Foundation.
“If you only watch one film this year about Holocaust education, make it this one” PoV Magazine PoV Review
Documentary / Dir: Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein / Israel / 2016/ Hebrew w/ Eng ST / 75 min
Dok Leipzig International Film Festival, Germany; DocAviv International Film Festival; Madrid International Film Festival; Munich Documentary Film Festival
USM - Talbot Lecture Hall/Luther Bonney Hall
85 Bedford Street,
Sunday, March 11, 1:00pm