U.S. PREMIERE!

Thursday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m., AMC Northbrook Court.
Hosted by Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.

Monday, Nov. 2, 4:00 p.m., AMC Northbrook Court.
Hosted by Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

107 minutes. 2014. Director: Boris Maftsir. In Russian and Hebrew with English subtitles.

Official selection, Haifa International FF

Due to ideological and political reasons, Soviet regimes did not recognize the unique and tragic nature of the extermination of Jews by the Nazis. It was only after the dismantling of the former Soviet Union that efforts towards documentation and commemoration of Holocaust victims in their states were possible. Following his seven years as the head of a Belarusian project at Yad Vashem, Boris Maftsir sets out on a journey never before seen on the big screen—a journey to restore the memory of a Holocaust that was all but forgotten.

Guardians of Remembrance

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Boris Maftsir in Person
Oct. 29

A native of Riga, Latvia, who emigrated to Israel in 1971, Mr. Maftsir has served in many Israeli governmental positions as a filmmaker and administrator, including seven years as head of the Belarusian project at Yad Vashem.