9 2021

Just Reel Education: "Love It Was Not" Post-Film Discussion the Director

3:00PM - 4:30PM  


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Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:00-4:30pm Love It Was Not Post Film Discussion with Avi Ben Hur and Maya Sarfaty, the director and writer. THIS IS A FREE EVENT

This film will be available to stream starting on Sunday, September 5, 2021 until Thursday, September 9, 2021.

love-it-was-not-posterClassrooms Without Borders, in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Sarasota -Manatee is excited to offer the opportunity to watch the film "Love It Was Not" and engage in a post-film discussion with the film director and writer, Maya Sarfaty in conversation with CWB Scholar, Avi Ben-Hur.

A tragic love story between a prisoner and her captor. Flamboyant and full of life, Helena Citron is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman, and soon finds unlikely solace under the tutelage of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer who falls in love with her and her magnetic singing voice. Risking a certain execution if caught, their forbidden relationship went on until her miraculous liberation. But when a letter arrives from Wunsch's wife, thirty years later, begging Helena to testify on Wunsch's behalf, she's faced with an impossible decision: will she help the man who brutalised so many lives, but saved hers, along with some of the people closest to her?

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