The 17th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival will take place from the 18th to the 24th of November, 2019 at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Helios Cinema, JCC Warsaw, and Kino Czary.

The event is held under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski and the Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship Adam Struzik. The festival is organized by the Camera of David WJFF.pl Foundation, which also focuses on educational and popularizing activity.

This year’s festival is dedicated to the world-renowned film producer Artur Brauner, born in Łódź. The opening ceremony will feature the Polish premiere of the film “Crescendo # makemusicnotwar”, directed by Dror Zahavi and produced by the daughter of the Honorary Camera of David Award winner, Alice Brauner. It is the story of an outstanding conductor who creates a Palestinian-Israeli orchestra. The two groups of talented musicians, led by the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Jew Ron, are deeply mistrustful of each other. Will these young people, affected by terrorist attacks and occupation, find a way to bridge their differences and forget about hatred during the weeks of rehearsals in South Tyrol? The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film creators.

„Crescendo #makemusicnotwar” dir. Dror Zahav, producer Alice Brauner, Germany 2019, POLIN Museum, November 18, 7:30 PM

The program of the 17th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival will include over 30 new Jewish films from Poland, Israel, the United States, Germany, Canada, Australia, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Great Britain. The main goal of the festival is to present various perspectives and voices, show the diversity of modern Jewish life and include historical topics, including films about the Holocaust.

The full festival program and screenings schedule will be announced on October 31st!

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