“Screening with a Meaning” Movie Night.03/12/2019 6:15 pm Don Taft NSU Performing and Visual Arts Wing | 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33314
EVENT CHAIRS: Ivy Feinstein & Ellen Sredni
MOVIE: “After Auschwitz” is a “Post-Holocaust” documentary that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. These women all moved to Los Angeles, married, raised children and became “Americans” but they never truly found a place to call home. It’s fascinating how these women experienced and interacted with the changing face of America in the second half of the 20th century. They guide us on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart-breaking but always inspiring.
In a time when empathy and connection to one another seem to be in limited supply, “After Auschwitz” provides a much needed antidote, using lessons from the past to address answers for the future.
SPEAKER: Jon Kean has been involved in the documentary film world as a director/producer since the 2008 release of his feature film “Swimming in Auschwitz.” Jon’s previous film, ”Kill the Man”, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999. From 1993-1998 Jon founded and ran the highly acclaimed theatre company, Theatre-A-Go-Go!
In April 2018, Jon released the documentary film “After Auschwitz” which chronicles the lives of the same six woman from “Swimming in Auschwitz”, but begins on the day of liberation and focuses on the most common question audiences ask of survivors, “What did you do next?”
“After Auschwitz”, released by Passion River Films and AMC Independent, has played in 30+ cities. Rotten Tomatoes awarded the film a perfect 100% and it has been included on various “Best of 2018” film lists.