2015 is a unique moment in time when there is a surge of Holocaust related stories being told by survivors and young filmmakers.
Films about the Holocaust tell universal stories as well as those that are deeply personal. They tap into the very human themes of courage, tragedy identity and hope, often in an attempt to make sense of the incomprehensible.
We are privileged to be able to present 34 new films and a play reading that inspire us to choose life. By presenting these films, the Holocaust Film Series hopes to be part of a tradition of representation and inquiry that over the past 70 years has helped to teach, heal and memorialise.
We will also continue to add films to our shop to be watched in the comfort of your own home and look forward to screening festival highlights throughout the year as we continue on our journey to select incredible films and documentaries from around the globe.
–Eddie Tamir & The JIFF Team