The Jewish Federation of Sarasota Manatee Presents The Regional Premiere of “Every Face Has A Name” With a Special Appearance by the Director Magnus Gertten Thursday, January 21, Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee; This award-winning Swedish documentary about Holocaust survivors who arrive in Sweden in 1945 reveals little-known details of post-World War II history

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The Jewish Federation of Sarasota Manatee Presents

The Regional Premiere of

“Every Face Has A Name”

With a Special Appearance by the Director Magnus Gertten

Thursday, January 21 Ÿ Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

This award-winning Swedish documentary about Holocaust survivors who arrive in Sweden in 1945 reveals little-known details of post-World War II history.

 

“Fascinating…Almost unbearably moving…”–Variety

 

(Sarasota-Manatee) On April 28, 1945, life began again for hundreds of German concentration camps survivors when they arrived at the harbor in Malmö, Sweden. Seventy years later, in the award-winning film, Every Face Has A Name, the survivors watch this archival footage for the first time and re-experience the emotions of this monumental day. The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee presents the regional premiere of Every Face Has a Name, directed by Magnus Gertten, Thursday, January 21, 7 p.m., at the Beatrice Friedman Theatre on the JFSM campus, 580 MacIntosh Road, Sarasota. The director will be present at the showing of the film and available during a Q & A session afterwards. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by contacting Amy Goodman-Rizzo at 941-371-4546 or online at jfedsrq.org. A private wine and cheese reception at 5 :30 p.m., with the director in attendance, is $25 (film included). For information about this event, contact Orna Nissan at 941-552-6305 or [email protected]

Winner of the Church of Sweden prize at the Gothenburg International Film Festival, this fascinating Swedish documentary reveals little-known details of post-World War II history. In it, Gertten uses archival footage of survivors from German concentration camps arriving at the harbor of Malmö, Sweden, on April 28, 1945. He tracks down many of these survivors and, through powerful and emotional interviews, we learn the stories of Jewish survivors, Norwegian resistance men, and British spies—all of whom were united in this moment of freedom.

“This documentary has an obvious humanistic mission,” say Gertten. “The people in the archive footage are not just anonymous victims. They are real people with names like all of us. My film is—in an almost ceremonial way—giving back the names to many of the survivors who arrived to Malmö, Sweden, on that day in 1945.”

Gertten is a former TV and radio journalist. Since 1998, he’s directed a large number of documentaries co-produced by SVT, Sweden’s national public broadcaster, many of which have been shown internationally at film festivals and on television networks. Among Magnus’ other films are Get Busy (2004), Rolling Like a Stone (2005) and Long Distance Love
(2008).

 

About The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in the Sarasota-Manatee region, in Israel, and throughout the world. In addition, the Federation is responsive when worldwide catastrophes occur. For more information, call 941-371-4546 or visit www.jfedsrq.org.

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