As part of our community Yom Ha’Shoah commemoration remembering the Holocaust, please join us for the screening of the award-winning film, Once in a Lifetime
As part of our community Yom Ha’Shoah commemoration remembering the Holocaust, please join us for the screening of the award-winning film, Once in a Lifetime which will be followed by a conversation with Laurie Freeman, a second generation survivor.
This program will be free to all students with a high school or college ID card.
A dedicated history teacher at a French high school, Anne Gueguen (Ariane Ascaride), is determined to give the best education she can to her underprivileged inner-city pupils. Overcoming their apathy, however, is proving to be more difficult than expected. Frustrated but undaunted, Anne tests her multicultural classroom with a unique assignment: a national competition on the theme of child victims of the Nazi concentration camps. The project is initially met with extreme resistance, until a face-to-face encounter with a Holocaust survivor changes the students’ attitudes dramatically. Despite their long-shot odds of winning, these once-rebellious teens soon begin to see one another – and themselves – in a whole new light. Once In A Lifetime demonstrates the enduring impact of the Holocaust in transforming future generations.
Film contains profanity and is not recommended for those younger than 16.
This program is sponsored by Gadi Boukai: Tucker Broker and Realtor.