Assistive Technologies

Witness Theater

1hr 14mins
Directed by
Oren Rudavsky

Part of the 2019 Boston Jewish Film Festival.

Over the course of a year, sixteen Brooklyn high school students and eight Holocaust survivors meet. They are going to use drama therapy to prepare, and eventually perform, a theater piece based on the survivors’ stories. As the students and survivors get to know each other, they become friends, connecting through their stories, jokes, and tears. And the students come to understand not only what happened, but the important role they will play by hearing these firsthand accounts, especially as the number of direct witnesses dwindles. 

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