February 22, 2021

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - I Am Here

Schedule

February 22, 2021

12:00pm to 1:30pm
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - I Am Here

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JF&CS is sponsoring the film I Am Here in the 2021 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. This year's AJFF will take place February 17-28 and will be shown through at-home virtual screenings in response to the pandemic.

Synopsis for I Am Here: On her 98th birthday, a spirited South African Holocaust survivor reveals to her family her astonishing life journey. Born in 1921 Warsaw, Ella Blumenthal grew up with a large family and a love for swimming, but WWII changed everything. From the Warsaw Ghetto uprising to Bergen-Belsen, Ella and her niece, Roma, bore witness to the unthinkable, persevering only with hope and faith. Still active, Ella lives in Cape Town, greeting each day with optimism and even compassion for those who would deny her past. Ella’s memories, divulged for the first time, are illustrated through evocative hand-drawn animation. Against rising xenophobia and anti-Semitism worldwide, this beautifully rendered Holocaust memoir ensures that a new generation will never forget.

To learn more, visit www.jfcsatl.org/ajff

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