Ninth Annual Diaspora – Israeli-Russian Film Festival
Over the years, we have screened films from the outstanding documentary series The Unknown Holocaust by Boris Maftsir, whose mission to document evidences of Holocaust was more complex than those of the most significant explorations of Claude Lanzmann and the Shoah Spielberg Foundation, as he brought up the topic of the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union, which was hushed up and banned in for decades. This time we are showing his latest documentary, The Mystery of the Black Book, which reflects on why Stalin chose to hide the irrefutable and documented evidence of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.
End Game continues the theme of silencing the Holocaust in the festival program, describing an episode of brutal anti-Jewish repression in the Stalinist Soviet Union after World War II, which went down in history as The Night of the Shot Poets and the Doctors’ Plot. The latter, depicted in this film, is one of the rare attempts to present this topic on screen.
Russian-American Cultural Center presents
9th Annual Diaspora & Israeli-Russian Film Festival
November 15 – November 21 and November 22 – December 6, 2020
Join us for the 9th Annual Diaspora – Israeli-Russian Film Festival, streaming across the U.S. and globally in two parts: November 15 – November 21 and November 22 – December 6, 2020
Meeting the challenges of 2020, we are transforming our 9th Annual Diaspora Festival into a virtual experience. As always, we offer a unique program of films, some of which can only be seen at our festival, besides, among them there are three New York and world premieres. Greater presence and accessibility will provide global participation for our diverse audiences in the USA and internationally, associated with being at home during the epic scale pandemic and having a strong online presence.
Please register on Eventbrite and you will receive passwords to watch films in time of your convenience.
This project is made possible with funds from the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Cojeco.