The Last SurvivorPosted by admin on Mar 26, 2012
The Last Survivor
Film Showing & Discussion
Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. at The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education
on the campus of Rockwern Academy
8401 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
The Last Survivor is an award winning, feature-length documentary film that presents the stories of four Survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate a new generation, inspire tolerance and spark a civic response to mass atrocity crimes. Following the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities- the Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo- The Last Survivor presents a unique opportunity to learn from the lessons and mistakes of our past in order to have a lasting social impact on how we act collectively in the face of similar issues which still exist today. Following the film, participate in a discussion to explore the complexities raised by the film.
The Last Survivor features…
Hédi Fried was born in 1924 in a small Transylvanian town Sighet. She and her family were sent to Auschwitz in May 1944, where most of her family was killed. After several work camps, she was liberated in Bergen-Belsen in April of 1945.
Jacqueline Murekatete is internationall recognized for her work as a youth leader and humanitarian, speaking out for victims and survivors of genocide. Born in Rwanda in 1984, Jacqueline was not yet ten when she lost her immediate and extended family in the 1994 genocide.
Justin Semahoro Kimenyerwa is a member of the Banyamu-Ienge tribe of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was born in the small village of Minembwe and lived there until 1996 when his village was attacked in the middle of the night.
Adam Bashar was born in a small village in North Darfur and is a member of the Fur Tribe. In 2003, Adam was playing outside with friends when his village was bombed and burned to the ground.
Parking Information: The program will be held in Boymel Chapel, on the campus of Rockwern Academy. We request that visitors please park in Rockwern Academy’s main lot, located off of Sturbridge Drive.
This event is free and open to the public.