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Director: Laura Bialis |A USA | 2023 | Documentary | English / Hebrew / Polish | English Subtitles | 93 min
Executive Producers: Nancy Spielberg,A Ori Eisen,A Mirit Eisen,A Taube Philanthropies,A Maimonides Fund

Tickets

VENUE: Golden Scene Cinema

Screening: Sunday, 19 November, 3:35pm
Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80

SYNOPSIS:

Photographer Roman Vishniac is best known for traversing Eastern Europe from 1935 through 1938, on assignment for the American Joint Distribution Committee, documenting Jewish life in Eastern Europe. While the purpose of the photographs was to raise funds for impoverished Jewish communities, few could have predicted that less than a decade later these communities would be wiped out. Vishniacas photographs provide the last visual records of an entire world. After the war he continued to add to the historical record with photographs of Berlin in ruins and children in displaced persons camps before shifting his focus to groundbreaking scientific work. The film goes behind the images and beyond the myths to portray a man who took those closest to him to the brink of rejection, yet gave the world a diverse and beautiful collection.

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SPONSORED by The United States Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macau,
SUPPORTED by Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC)