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Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Noemi Schory to present Carleton College Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic Studies

October 13, 2013

Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Noemi Schory will present the Carleton College Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic Studies on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Her presentation, entitled “Historic Memory or Memory of History,” is free and open to the public.

Schory will discuss her documentary films about the Holocaust, reflecting on the power of images from the past in representing history in the present. Her films explore multiple perspectives—Palestinian, Israeli and Bedouin, Ultra-Orthodox and Secular, German and Jewish.

A renowned documentary film director and producer, Schory is active in Israeli and many international co-productions, primarily in the documentary field. “A Film Unfinished,” her documentar about the Warsaw Ghetto, received numerous awards worldwide and was an Emmy nominee after being screened on PBS in 2010. In 2005, Schory was elected president of Input, the international public television conference. She also serves as a museum film director and producer for Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. 

Schory is currently an artist-in-residence at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches the course, “The Holocaust in Film: Recent Israeli and German Documentaries,” which traces the path of documentary representations of the Holocaust.

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic Studies. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4311. The Weitz Center for Creativity is located at Third and College Streets in Northfield.