Holocaust Memory in Poland: Documentary Films and Digital Technologies

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre

6 September 2016, 10.00 – 12.00

This interactive workshop will be led by the makers of a short documentary film, Living in Auschwitz, which will be screened at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre on Monday 5 September.

Focusing on the use of film in educational settings, Aleksandra Kubica will share her experiences of making Living in Auschwitz and suggest how the film can be used for teaching purposes. The workshop will examine the broader use of documentary films, and their educational value, for teaching histories of the Holocaust. In particular, it will focus on how digital technologies can influence production, distribution and reception of documentary films.

This workshop is free and open to all but booking is essential*. To reserve your place, please email shirley@jhbholocaust.co.za or telephone (011) 640-3100.

*If you want to participate in this workshop, please make sure you are able to attend the film screenings on 5 September as the session will largely draw on the films shown.

On the evening of 6 September, Dr Stephen D. Smith (Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation) will be giving a public lecture, ‘Imagining Virtual Survivor Testimony: Memory and Education in the Digital Age’. See here for further information and booking details.

This event forms part of a programme, Remembering the Holocaust and Genocide in the Digital Age, running from 5-13 September at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre. For a full list of events please click here.