TRIANGLES: Witnesses of the Holocaust
On Sunday, November 9th at 6pm BCC Co-sponsors “Triangles: Witness of the Holocaust,” A film by Ann P. Meredith. Watch the trailer below.
TRIANGLES is an unprecedented, inclusive and history changing film that shines an intimate light on a broader community and culture of the Holocaust not previously revealed. The Holocaust was a cruel and inconceivable tragedy. Not only were six million Jews murdered, other groups rarely heard about were also persecuted and killed by the Nazis before, during and after the Holocaust.
TRIANGLES allows victims and survivors who have been left out to tell their stories in their own words. Victims were of other religions, different classes, the disabled. Three million Soviet POWS, fifteen thousand male homosexuals, lesbians, transsexual and transgender people, one million Gypsies and two million Poles were also murdered.
This is a 40 minute film.
The screening will take place at Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim, 6090 West Pico Boulevard, 90035, as part of BCC’s commemoration of the anniversary of Kristallnacht. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with writer/director/producer Ann P Meredith of SWORDFISH Productions. Tickets will be $10 cash at the door, or $15 ticket via pay pal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Co-sponsored by: BCC, Swordfish Productions, Remember The Women Institute, The World Congress of GLBT Jews Keshet Ga’ava and The National Council for Jewish Women
One Comment on “TRIANGLES: Witnesses of the Holocaust”
Linda Friedman Schmidt December 30, 2014 pm31 7:14 pm .
This is a powerful film. Thank you for the trailer. Together, art and story can help people understand not only what war, hunger, intolerance, and human rights abuses are, but also the consequences and the aftereffects on those who endured the suffering.
My parents were survivors. I was born in the displaced persons camp in Eschwege, Germany. I make art from discarded clothing alluding to discarded humanity. I give new life to the discards, rescue, and transform them into narrative portraits. My process of cutting and tearing the clothing into strips relates to mourning, violence, the tear in the fabric of families. All of my work is influenced by the Holocaust, even when it appears otherwise.
My own artwork shines an intimate light on another little discussed topic related to the Holocaust: the intergenerational transfer of trauma, a topic usually shoved under the rug. I depict the suffering of the second generation on the surface of my hooked art. There are common threads running through the fabric of the lives of the survivors children. We were caught up in the emotional thicket, the emotional burden weighing down the family from the period of traumatization during and after the Holocaust.
I present the possibility for transformation and healing with my art and seek to change people’s hearts and minds by illuminating the experiences of war, displacement, oppression, and injustice through the power and passion of personal narrative in art.