Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 PM
Israel 201, Producers: Neta Zwebner-Zaibert & Hilla Medalia, Directors: Dana Doron & Uriel Sinai, Hebrew with English subtitles, 60 minutes
serial numbers in Auschwitz and its sub-camps; only some several thousand are still alive today. How do these survivors relate to the numbers that have, after more than six decades, become part of their bodies, and part of their very beings? Co-directed by filmmaker Dana Doron and acclaimed photojournalist Uriel Sinai, this deeply affecting and visually stunning film opens a window into the hearts and souls of a handful of survivors, as it sensitively explores the complex relationship that each of them has with their numbers, and the diverse and evolving meanings that those numbers have taken on as both a personal and collective symbol. Intercutting the testimonies and reflections of survivors, their children and grandchildren, with Sinai’s arresting and starkly beautiful black-and-white still portraits, this eloquent and cinematically poetic film is ultimately a moving and uplifting story of resilience and strength of spirit – of lives, though scarred, triumphantly reclaimed.
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The screening is proudly co-sponsored by
CALGARY JEWISH FEDERATION