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25th Jan. at 19:00 – 26th Jan. at 19:00: Watching the documentary on your own
26th Jan. at 19:00 Q&A with the director
To commemorate International Holocaust Holocaust Remembrance Day (27.1.), we are bringing a documentary film “Forgotten Transports: To Estonia” by Lukáš Přibyl.
Based on 400 hours of interviews recorded in twenty countries on five continents and ten years of work, each of the four films describes one destination of Nazi transports and one unique “mode of survival” in extreme conditions – told, for the first time, by Czech and Central European Jews deported to unknown ghettos and camps in Latvia, Belarus, Estonia and Poland.
The film “Forgotten Transports: To Estonia” offers a fascinating story of a group of young women and girls who were able to show solidarity and mutual support for one another – teaching themselves to remain oblivious to the horrors of the Holocaust helped them to survive.After watching the documentary, you have an amazing opportunity to hear more about Lukáš Přibyl´s reserach and ask related questions you are interested in.
Join us for Q&A with director Lukáš Přibyl on January 26, from 19:00 CET.
About the director:
Lukáš Přibyl studied Politics and Near Eastern Studies at Brandeis University near Boston and at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Religion and Human Rights at SIPA at Columbia University in New York, History at Central European University in Budapest, he is a Paideia alumnus too. Except for work on a number of political science related projects, he has published on various aspects of Jewish history, curated exhibitions at the Jewish Museum in Prague and worked as a scriptwriter and history advisor for Czech TV. He is the director, producer and scriptwriter of a quartet of feature-length documentaries – collectively called Forgotten Transports – on the history of deportations of Jews to little known camps and ghettos the Nazis established in occupied Baltic states, Belarus and Poland.
These films received numerous prizes, including the Czech Academy (Czech Lion) Awards. He is also a recipient of awards in other fields, for example the Czech Theater DNA Award. He is a voting member of both the Czech and European Film Academies.
Pribyl served as the first Director of the European Shoah Legacy Institute. He now works as a diplomat for the Czech Foreign Ministry – until recently in the position of the Director of the Czech Centre in Tel Aviv, tasked with Czech-Israeli cultural exchange. Now he is a Counsellor at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C., heading the Public Diplomacy Department (and writing a script for a feature).
How does it work?
After registration to the link, on Tuesday January 25, you will receive an email at 19:00 with 2 links:
– one link to the documentary
– the other link to the zoom where Q&A with the film director will be held.
You will be able to watch the film at your convenience for 24 hours from on January 25th at 19:00 till on January 26 at 19:00 when we start Q&A with Lukáš Přibyl.
We look forward to seeing you online!
The event is held in English.
Registration is obligatory till the 24th of Jan. 2022
The program is organized by Paideia Folkhögskola & Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, in cooperation with Jewish Community in Stockholm and Czech Centre Stockholm. Supported by Kulturrådet.