Washington, DC: 26th Washington Jewish Film Festival


  • West End Cinema 2301 M Street NW Washington DC USA

DRAWING AGAINST OBLIVION

Dir. Bärbel Jacks (67 min, Germany/Austria, 2015)
Polish, German and English with English subtitles
Documentary
US Premiere

Austrian artist Manfred Bockelmann was born at the height of Hitler’s power, the son of privileged parents who ended up joining the Nazi party. Deeply troubled by this history, he sets out to rescue the memory of Jewish children who perished in the death camps.

Finding an archive of faded photos of these unfortunate youths, he transforms the photo miniatures into large-scale charcoal drawings. This film powerfully visualizes the Holocaust’s horrors without employing archival footage, while compelling us to be vigilant against modern-day racism and xenophobia.

Co-presented with: The Goethe Institut

Sunday, February 28, 7:00 pm
West End Cinema
2301 M Street NW
Washington D.C

Wednesday, March 2, 6:45 pm
West End Cinema
2301 M Street NW
Washington D.C

For more information on all films, locations, etc.: https://www.wjff.org/