Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 3pm
Row House Cinema (4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
$18, free for students and Holocaust survivors
What kind of horror could drive a mother to give up her children? One woman decided to trace her roots to find out what caused her grandmother, Feiga Shamis, to do just that. This is her journey to try to understand the grandmother she never met, the choice Feiga made, and her father who would never talk about his past.
The pogroms in the years following the Russian Revolution of 1917 killed tens of thousands of Jews and marked the beginning of the near-obliteration of Jewish life from an area of the world to which nearly 80% of the world’s Jewry can trace its roots. This is the first scholarly, in-depth documentary on this horrifying precursor to the Holocaust.
After the screening, we will be joined by the director of the film, LeeAnn Dance, for a Q+A session.
This event is co-sponsored by JFilm, a program of Film Pittsburgh.