Who Will Write Our History?

Monday, April 2, 2018 at 5:00pm

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Doheny Memorial Library (DML), 240
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Presented by the USC Doheny Memorial Library in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

Roberta Grossman previews her forthcoming documentary about the Oyneg Shabes Archive, Who Will Write Our History?, narrated by Academy Award winning actor Adrien Brody. 70 years after the hasty burial of the archives on the eve of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the voices of the Oyneg Shabes Archive will finally be heard in the new feature-length documentary Who Will Write Our History? Read more about the film here.

Roberta Grossman is an award-winning filmaker who has written, directed and produced over 40 hours of film and television. Her 2012 film Hava Nagila (The Movie)uses the song Hava Nagila as a portal into 150 years of Jewish history, culture and spirituality. Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh, Grossman's 2008 film, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, aired on PBS, was nominated for a Primetime Emmy and won the audience award at 13 Jewish film festivals. Grossman recently completed directing Above and Beyond, a film about the American-Jewish WWII pilots who volunteered to fight in Israel's War of Independence, and has also produced Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning (2014) and Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action (2005)She was the series producer and co-writer of 500 Nations, the eight-hour CBS series on Native Americans hosted by Kevin Costner. 

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