Defiant Requiem Screening
Sunday, February 5, 2023, 4:00 AM
St. Columba’s Episcopal Church Formation is honored to host a screening of the documentary film Defiant Requiem, a feature-length documentary film that tells the extraordinary, untold story of the brave acts of resistance by Jewish prisoners at Theresienstadt (Terezín) during World War II.
The film highlights the remarkable story of Rafael Schächter, a brilliant young Czech conductor who demonstrated moral leadership under brutal circumstances by sustaining hope and courage for his fellow prisoners by creating a prisoner choir and “singing to the Nazis what they dared not say.” This is a film about how a rare form of courage sparked compelling determination to survive by answering the worst of mankind with the best of mankind.
Q & A Session with Maestro Murry Sidlin following the screening with wine & cheese Reception to follow. Admission is FREE thanks to the generosity of The Defiant Requiem Foundation. Reservation not required.
*This film runs 86 minutes and is recommended for ages 13 and up.
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