Who Will Write Our History

Sunday, April 21
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1hr 35mins // directed by:Roberta Grossman // featuring:voices of Joan Allen, Adrien Brody // in English, Yiddish, and Polish with English subtitles

Special screening with director Roberta Grossman in conversation with Jan Darsa of Facing History and Ourselves on Sunday, April 21.

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.

CRITIC'S PICK: "Who Will Write Our History recounts a bold story of Nazi resistance. And inside that one story are countless others, each immensely important." — Ken Jaworowski, New York Times