HOLLYWOOD

AND THE HOLOCAUST

What is gained and what is lost when history is appropriated, and misappropriated, by filmmakers, novelists, and other creative artists?

With stunning video clips and dramatic photographs, Emmy Award-nominated producer Joshua M. Greene explores existential and pedagogical issues surrounding the transmission of Holocaust memory. The audience is challenged to reconsider beloved movies and books by hearing an informed exposition of what lies behind the messages of popular media.

PROGRAM

FEATURES

  • Visually engaging keynote presentation
  • Clips of survivor testimonies
  • Comparison between witness testimony and Hollywood storytelling
  • Question and Answer session

The program features excerpts from Academy-Award-winning movies, scenes from Mr. Greene’s acclaimed documentary, “Witness: Voices from the Holocaust,” and a revealing exploration of our assumptions concerning heroism, bravery, resistance, and the human spirit.

Appreciations

“One of the best keynotes I’ve seen... thoughtful, well-researched, terrific.”

Utah State Bar Association
5

"I could listen to Mr. Greene talk all day."

New Jersey State Bar Legal Conference
5

“...important, thought-provoking— the presentation left a lasting impression on all who attended.”

Oklahoma Bar Association
4