Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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Film Series: Who Will Write Our History

Join us for the first GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series screening and discussion of 2021! For Holocaust Memorial Day we are delighted to present Who Will Write Our Hitory by Roberta Grossman, a documentary that focuses on a clandestine group of a journalists, scholars and community leaders who decided to fight back against the Nazi regime. Register for the event to receive a link to watch the film in advance and join us on 27th January at 8pm BST for a Q&A the director in conversation with Mia Spiro (University of Glasgow).

FREE, register HERE.

Who Will Write Our History

Documentary: USA, Poland 2018 | Dirctor: Roberta Grossman

Running time: 95 mins | Languages: English, Yiddish, Polish with English subtitles

Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, a clandestine group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper.
Now, for the first time, their story is told in the documentary featuring the voices of threetime Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.

An award-winning filmmaker with a passion for history and social justice, Roberta Grossman has written, directed, and produced more than 40 hours of film and television. What sets her films apart are high production values, beautiful cinematic craftsmanship and inspiring protagonists. Grossman’s films tell stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the name of justice. According to Grossman, “making a documentary is like pushing Sisyphus’ rock up a steep mountain. The only way to summit is to have a sense of personal responsibility to tell a story that would otherwise remain untold.”

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