The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival has planned a 10-day series of online events called “Heritage and Memory: Focus on Jewish Greece” to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Week 2021.
The series runs from January 27 to February 6 and includes 12 films and four lectures. The events are in honor of the Greek Jewish community and organized by the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, Consulate General of Greece, UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture and UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies.
Films screening include the following:
- The Queen Of Rebetiko: My Sweet Canary
- Cloudy Sunday
- Magic Men
- Trezoros: The Lost Jews Of Kastoria
- Romaniotes: The Greek Jews Of Ioannina
- Life Will Smile
- The Great Fire Of Salonica: Birth Of A City
- Heroes Of Salonica
- Island Of Roses: The Jews Of Rhodes In Los Angeles
- Kisses To The Children
- My People: The Jews Of Greece (Extended Special Preview)
To attend any of the film programs visit the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival website.
Online lectures offered include the following:
Wednesday, January 27 – 1:00pm EST
Conversation With The Mayor The Honorable Moses Elisaf, Mayor Of Ioannina (Co-Sponsored By The Panepirotic Federation Of America) Introduced By Her Excellency Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador Of Greece to the USA
Friday, January 29 – 1:00pm EST
Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos, Museum Director Of Kehila Kedosha Janina, NY “Meet Me On The Corner Of Broome And Allen: A Visit To Kehila Kedosha Janina” (Co-Sponsored By The Panepirotic Federation Of America)
Saturday, January 30 – 1:00pm EST
“Luna” book discussion with author Rika Benveniste (in Greek: Registration requested via email).
Monday, February 1 – 1:00pm EST
Leon Saltiel, University Of Macedonia, Thessaloniki “Dehumanizing The Dead: The Destruction Of Thessaloniki’s Jewish Cemetery During World War Ii”
Wednesday, February 3 – 1:00pm EST
Rena Molcho, Historian & International Award-Winning Author “Problems Of Incorporating The Holocaust Into The Greek Collective Memory”
To register for any of the lectures, click here.
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