JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Georgia November Meeting #general
Movie: Echos that Remain
When: Sunday, November 13, 2005
Time: 1:30 PM
Where: Cuba Genealogy Center
(at the William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum)
1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA
A poignant, nostalgic study of the Jewish shtetl life before the Holocaust.
Combines hundreds of rare archival photos and previously unseen film footage
with live action sequences shot on location at the sites of former Jewish
communities in Czechoslovakia , Hungary, Poland and Romania. Dramatizes the
folk stories, parables and anecdotes, and brings tears and laughter to the
viewer. Covers the traditions: bar mitzvahs, weddings, etc., and the poverty
and hardships and pogroms, the humor, laughter, and traditional family life
that prevailed in the shtetl in the "Jewish Old World. "
The film's production team spent over a year of research in archives around
the world collecting film footage and photographs to help dramatize the folk
stories, parables, and anecdotes.
Playing an important role in the film are a series of evocative images >from
the famed photo biographer of Eastern European shtetl life, the late Roman
Vishniac. Narrated by Martin Landau and Miriam Margolyes, it has been
screened in theaters and film festivals in North and South America, Europe,
and Asia and has been the recipient of numerous awards.
60 min., Simon Wiesenthal Center , 1991
The meeting is free for Museum members and $5 for non-members.
Pre-registration is optional.
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