5 2020

3 PM JFCA Movie Program: They played for their lives

3:00PM - 5:30PM  

Description:Please join us at the Capri Theater for a special screening of the movie They Played for Their Lives.

Through intimate interviews and live performances, They Played for Their Lives artfully portrays how music saved the lives of young musicians. Playing music in the ghettos and concentration camps not only fostered spiritual strength within themselves and others, but often proved a bargaining tool that spared their lives. The documentary follows the personal narratives of eight survivors. Chaim recounts how he saved his father from beatings, by teaching an SS officer to play the harmonica. Anita, who played cello in the Women’s Orchestra in Auschwitz, was spared inhumane forced labor. And little Hellmuth whistled with the band in exchange for extra food and clothing. Each of these unique stories illustrates the power of music to sustain the human soul.

The program is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Central Alabama and the admission will be FREE for all.

For more info contact Tzlil at 334-277-5820 or tzlil.jfca@gmail.com