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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AUSTIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
WE LEFT THE CAMP SINGING
SPECIAL FREE SCREENING EVENT TO COMMEMORATE HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
Jan 26 at 7:30 p.m. | Shalom Austin Performance Center
An educational documentary involving music and exclusive interviews with Holocaust survivors, the project has the goal to share memories of musical activities in the Theresienstadt ghetto-camp, a unique camp located in Czechoslovakia, where the presence of talented artists, musicians, and composers encouraged cultural life to flourish despite the desperate living conditions of the inmates. The documentary follows Sofia’s intense journey studying the music of composers who were imprisoned in Theresienstadt such as Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein, and the more recently re-discovered Hans Winterberg, while she is also committed to meet some of the last survivors. The interviews reveal an inspirational story of intergenerational meeting that keep the memory of the Holocaust alive.
In-Person U.S. Premiere Screening: Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Available Virtually: January 27-February 6
Note for the In-Person event: Although this is a free program, tickets are required and should be pre-purchased on this page. Screening will be preceded by the 8 minute short “The Record” and followed by a live-over-Zoom Q&A with director/producer Sofia Tapinassi.
- Cost: FREE with Reservation
- Name: Austin Jewish Film Festival
The Austin Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) presents the best Jewish films from the U.S. and around the world to entertain and educate the Greater Austin community and provides complementary programs to enhance the cinematic experience. In 2002, after attending the Jewish Cinema South, a project presented by the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Dr. David Goldblatt initiated the Austin Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) as part of Congregation Agudas Achim’s AgudasARTS program. The first AJFF presented five films at the Alamo Drafthouse in October of that year, opening with “Shalom Y’all,” a movie about Southern Jews. Cindy Pinto joined the festival the following year as co-chair.
- Address: 7300 Hart Lane
- City: Austin
- State: TX
- Zip: 78731