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"Germans and Jews" Film Screening & Discussion with Director Janina Quint

Thu, November 16, 2017 | POB 2.302

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

“Germans and Jews” (USA, 2016),  A film by Janina Quint and Tal Recanati

 Today, Europe’s fastest growing Jewish population is in Berlin. Germany is considered one of the most democratic societies in the world, assuming the position of moral leader of Europe as they embrace hundreds of thousands of refugees. This development couldn’t have been imagined in 1945. Through personal stories Germans & Jews explores Germany’s transformation as a society, from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced story of reconciliation emerges. What began as a private conversation between the two filmmakers and friends, Tal Recanati (Jewish) and Janina Quint (non-Jewish German), grew into a cultural exchange among many and we realize that the two people are inextricably linked through the memory of the Holocaust. Germans and Jews is at once uncomfortable and provocative, unexpected and enlightening. (Source: First Run Features) 

Thursday 11/16/2017 from 7-9 pm – film screening and Q & A with Janina Quint.

Janina Quint (Director and Producer): Janina Quint grew up in Germany. Her early video essays addressed the tension between technology and authenticity. She is the co-director of the film festival Senza Frontiere/without borders and serves on the board of Film Ohne Grenzen. She lives with her husband and three children and dog in New York City.

Sponsored by: Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies and CES

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