Re: Films #ukraine

Yefim Kogan

Film: ABSENT is going to be presented on Thursday, 10:30-11:45am,
Director: Matthew Mishory.

The film is about past and present of a Moldovan village which used to be a
Jewish agricultural colony. Writer and director Matthew Mishory will present
the film "ABSENT" to us.

In July 1941, the village was the site of an unimaginable atrocity.
Seventy-four years later, few speak clearly or honestly about what happened.
ABSENT is a cinematic portrait of the ghost village of Marculesti, its
current inhabitants, and their very complex relationship to their own
history. Working entirely on location, writer/director Matthew Mishory
documents one of Europe's poorest, most remote, and least-visited places.
Produced by Sabin Dorohoi, Edward Singletary, Jr., and Randall Walk. A
Romania-Switzerland-US co-production.

This film helps us to understand why we need to preserve our Jewish Heritage
in Bessarabia, why we need to photograph tombstones, cleanup the cemeteries.
For more information about the film, preview, press material, screening,
please see:

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

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