Who WIll Write Our History

dir. Roberta Grossman, USA / Poland 2018, 97’, documentary, competition

WARSAW PREMIERE

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. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. 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. WITH THE VOICES OF ADRIEN BRODY AND JOAN ALLEN WITH JOWITA BUDNIK, PIOTR GŁOWACKI AND KAROLINA GRUSZKA. 

Festivals, Awards: San Francisco JFF 2018, Camerimage 2018

Language: English, Yiddish. Subtitles: English, Polish.

OPENING GALA

12.11, MONDAY, POLIN Museum, 20:00

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