TBE’s Sisterhood presents a screening of the film “Violins of Hope — Strings of the Holocaust,” at 7 pm on Saturday, March 3. We’ll be joined by the film’s director, special guest Lance Shultz.
This event is free, but registration is required for admission. To register for tickets, click here.
Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody, Violins of Hope – Strings of the Holocaust, features Israeli master violinmaker Amnon Weinstein and his efforts to restore violins from the Holocaust. The collection of violins represent an incredible history of suffering, courage and resiliency. They belonged to starving Jewish refugees who carried them during the death marches in World War II Europe, to concentration camp victims who were forced to play during the execution of tens of thousands of innocent people, to desperate inhabitants of the ghettos where children often played for crumbs, and to those in the work camps where millions died a slow death from starvation and disease. Their amazing stories are blended into Weinstein’s mission to not only collect and restore the violins, but to send them back out into the world where they are played by renowned musicians and orchestras around the world. It is a mission of love but also one of defiance to those who tried to silence the music and a people. In September of 2015, the Violins of Hope arrived in Cleveland, Ohio from Tel Aviv, accompanied by Amnon Weinstein for a special presentation of lectures, history, educational workshops and especially music. Violins of Hope – Strings of the Holocaust will include a historical look at Jewish culture and how some musicians were able to survive the Holocaust through their music.
Lance Shultz will be with us for the screening of his acclaimed film. He is an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director who has created and produced a variety of quality programming for the domestic and foreign broadcast markets. Many of Lance’s films have garnered numerous regional and national awards.
This special evening lays the groundwork for the historic visit by Violins of Hope to Birmingham April 10 – 14, 2018. Please visit www.ViolinsofHopeVhm.org for a full schedule of events and ticket information.