Films Changing the World: Who Will Write Our History


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Jan 27, 2019 4:15 PM
Film Info
Runtime:97 min
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Roberta Grossman


Presented as part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders known as Oyneg Shabes decided to fight back—not with guns or fists, but with pen and paper. Directed by Roberta Grossman (Hava Nagila, Seeing Alred) and featuring the voice of Adrien Brody, Who Will Write Our History mixes their writings with new interviews, rarely seen footage, and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters—individuals who risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.

Co-presented with the Sarah And Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre (UJA Federation of Greater Toronto)

Additional Information

Films Changing the World: Must-see docs revealing staggering new perspectives and stories.

Winner—Audience Award, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2018