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Schenectady JCC Jewish Film Festival: Once in a Lifetime (Les Heritiers)
Sat, Mar 4, 2017
Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna 12309
$5 per SJCC member, $10 per community member. Admission is free for students with school ID.
Once in a Lifetime (Les Heritiers, 2016, French w/subtitles) tells the story of a dedicated history teacher who is determined to give the best education she can to her pupils. However, overcoming their apathy is proving to be more difficult than she expected. She gives her multicultural classroom a unique assignment: a national competition on the theme of child victims of the Nazi concentration camps. Initially, the project is met with extreme resistance until something dramatically changes the students’ attitudes. This film demonstrates the enduring impact of the Holocaust in transforming future generations.
Discussion led by Shelley Shapiro, Director, Holocaust Survivors & Friends Education Center and Director Community Relations, Jewish Federation NENY