Your planner helps you schedule your entire Jewish Internation Film Festival experience. It shows sessions you've saved, in a helpful timeline.
or to save your planner
Your Planner is empty.
Browse Films & Events
How many pickles are you giving
Your details to confirm your vote.
Jewish artists fight for survival using the only weapons available to them - humour, music and theatre - in concentration camps and ghettos across Europe in an epic fight for their lives, their souls and their very dignity.
In a series of staged episodes, true reconstructions of facts, this documentary shows how music and sketches became weapons in the battle for life as Jews fought against Nazi repression and monstrosity. The subtleties of humour and mockery functioned as a hidden code, comprehensible to victims and illegible to guards and executioners.
Featuring testimonies from the last living participants and witnesses, as well as commentary by contemporary artists and writers, this documentary travels from the Warsaw ghetto, to the camps in Kurowice, Jaktorow, Buchenwald, Theresienstadt, Auschwitz and Ravensbruck.
Stay up to date with JIFF news and films during the year, and for regular updates and insider news during the festival period.