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april, 2020

tue14apr7:00 pmWho Will Write Our HistorySouthern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers Showtimes: 7:00 p.m.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm CST

Location

Bologna Performing Arts Center, Delta and Pine Land Theatre

1003 W. Sunflower Road, Cleveland, MS 38733

Showtimes

7:00 p.m.

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Event Details

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 code name 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 us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon—the truth—and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.

Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Free Admission. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


Traveling with the Film: Roberta Grossman, Director

Roberta Grossman is an award-winning filmmaker with a passion for history and social justice, she has written and produced more than forty hours of documentary film and television. Grossman’s last film, Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, won the audience award at 13 film festivals, was broadcast on PBS and nominated for a Primetime Emmy. Grossman was the series producer and co-writer of 500 Nations, the eight-hour CBS mini-series on Native Americans hosted by Kevin Costner.
Her feature documentary, Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action, premiered in February 2005, and screened and won awards at festivals worldwide. Homeland aired on public television stations in November 2005. Other writing and directing credits include In the Footsteps of Jesus, a four-hour special for the History Channel; Hollywood & Power: Women on Top, a special for AMC; The Rich in America: 150 Years of Town and Country Magazine for A&E; The History of Christianity: the First Thousand Years, a four-hour special on A&E; and Heroines of the Hebrew Bible and Judas for the A&E series Mysteries of the Bible.
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