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Warszawa-Montevideo

Project Type: Documentary
Authors: Ilana Lamstein and Ariel Goldstein
Date: 2019

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Short film that tells the story of the family and their migration from Poland to Uruguay in the 1930s. The documentary explores the family's origins in Warsaw, religious and cultural traditions, and resilience in the face of life's changes and challenges. It is an emotional journey through three generations of history and the strength of the family legacy passed down to the new generations born in Uruguay.
 

Museo Polin

The POLIN Museum has launched an international call for short films that will explore the connection of descendants of Polish Jews around the world with the land of their ancestors. The aim is to exhibit these creative short films in the museum's multimedia narrative exhibition dedicated to the history of Polish Jews.

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit proposals that highlight how current Jewish communities relate to the legacy of Polish Jews in different regions of the world. The short films can use various resources, such as interviews, documentary material, archives, and more. Winners will receive funding for the production of their films. The application deadline is August 31, 2019.

The POLIN Museum is the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, located in Warsaw, Poland. It opened in 2013 and is a museum dedicated to telling the history and preserving the heritage of Polish Jews throughout the centuries. The name "POLIN" in Hebrew means "here you shall rest," in reference to the legend that says that Jews, fleeing persecution in the Middle Ages, arrived in Poland in search of safe refuge.

The museum houses interactive and multimedia exhibitions that tell the story of Jews in Poland from their origins to the present day. It focuses on highlighting the contribution of Jews to Polish culture, art, science, and society over the centuries while addressing the challenges and tragedies they faced, including the Holocaust during World War II.

The POLIN Museum also serves as a cultural and educational center, promoting mutual understanding between different communities and contributing to intercultural dialogue. It is an important place for learning and reflection on Jewish history in Poland and its connection to European history in general. Since its opening, it has attracted millions of visitors from around the world and has received prestigious awards for its exhibitions and contributions to culture and education.

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