WJFF Visionary Award Sponsored by the Dweck Family

Who Will Write our History (Preview Clips)

Dir. Roberta Grossman
Documentary United States 2018 English Preview Clips

Saturday, May 58:30 PM AFI Silver Theatre

Who Will Write Our History tells the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto. With 30,000 pages of writing, photographs, posters, and more, the Oyneg Shabes Archive is the most important cache of in-the-moment, eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust. It documents not only how the Jews of the ghetto died, but how they lived. The film is based on the book of the same name by historian Samuel Kassow.

Clips of this forthcoming documentary will play as part of the 2018 WJFF Visionary Award event honoring Roberta Grossman.


Roberta Grossman joins us as the 2018 WJFF Visionary Award honoree, participating in a special extended Q&A and Award ceremony. The award will be presented alongside a special preview of clip excerpts from Who Will Write our History.

Roberta Grossman is an award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed, and produced more than 40 hours of film and television. Grossman’s 2012 Hava Nagila (The Movie) uses the song “Hava Nagila” as a portal into 150 years of Jewish history, culture, and spirituality. Hannah Senesh: Blessed Is the Match, Grossman’s 2008 film, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, aired on PBS, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy.

In 2014, Grossman completed Above and Beyond with producer Nancy Spielberg, about the Jewish-American WWII pilots who volunteered to fight in Israel’s War of Independence. Most recently, Grossman teamed with Sophie Sartain to co-direct the Netflix documentary Seeing Allred, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

She also produced Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, 500 Nations, and Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action.



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This event finished on May 6, 2018.