Jewish Film Festival - Who Will Write Our History
Determined to defeat Nazi lies with pen and paper, an underground movement of Jewish intellectuals carries out an extraordinary form of wartime resistance, in "Who Will Write our History." Days after being sealed in the Warsaw Ghetto's squalor, a clandestine band of journalists, scholars and leaders chose to resist. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum (with the code name Oyneg Shabes), they write tirelessly, creating a record of the Holocaust, which would survive even if they did not. Their extraordinary letters, confessionals, poems and photographs, buried in milk cans and metal boxes, were retrieved after the war. This cache is a penetrating window into every aspect of life and death in the Ghetto. Acclaimed filmmakers Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg combine new interviews, rarely seen footage, stunning dramatizations, as well as diary excerpts voiced by actors Adrien Brody and Joan Allen, to honor these heroic stewards of historical preservation.