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In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders chose to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, they vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists, but with pen and paper. Filmmakers Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg , transport us into the world of these resistance fighters. The writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive are woven with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to tell this story of courage, imagination and defiance – of heroes who risked all so that truth would survive the war, even if they did not.  Discussion led by Shenna Bellows, Executive Director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will follow the film.

“A bold story of Nazi Resistance” N.Y. Times

“BRINGING THE WARSAW GHETTO BACK TO LIFE” Jerusalem Post

“A major piece of documentary filmmaking.” Big Apple Reviews

FILM DETAILS

Documentary / Dir: Roberta Grossman / 20158 / USA / 94 min

festivals

Heartland International Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, San Diego International Film Festival, Twin Cities Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Boston Jewish Film Festival, Filmfest Hamburg, Fiesta Del Cinema Di Roma,  NY JFF, Rutgers JFF

Festival Calendar

Location

Nickelodeon Cinema

1 Temple Street,
Portland, Portland, ME

Showtime

Monday, March 11, 12:00pm

Genre

Documentary

Running Time

94 minutes

Details

This film is also being shown at Bates College on Sun Mar 10 at Noon.

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Additional Showtimes

Sunday, March 10, 12:00pm (Bates College - Olin Arts Center)