Holocaust Center shows ‘We Shall Not Die Now’ Monday

The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus presents “We Shall Not Die Now” movie screening and filmmaker talkback, a live Zoom webinar held at 7 p.m. on October 18.

Filmmaker Ashton Gleckman created the documentary film, which explores the tragedy and lessons of the Holocaust and the resilience of its survivors. He filmed at all the major concentration camps, landmarks and cities in Poland, and interviewed more than 25 survivors, liberators and scholars featured in the documentary.

Gleckman also used archival photographs and footage, including some from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archives.

To register and view the film through October 19, visit holocaustcenter.org/movie. The suggested donation for the event is $10.

The October 18 online discussion will feature a conversation between director and filmmaker Ashton Gleckman and Detroit News film critic Adam Graham.

Gleckman is a 21-year-old composer, producer, and filmmaker from Carmel, Indiana. He has released a feature-length documentary film and five albums, written and directed five short films, and composed scores for several productions. He also has produced more than 30 hours of online video tutorial content.

Graham has been a features and entertainment reporter at The Detroit News since 2002, and the paper’s film critic since 2015. He is a lifelong pop culture obsessive and a 2000 graduate of Central Michigan University’s journalism program.

“It is remarkable that Ashton Gleckman made this amazing film at the age of 18,” said Rabbi Eli
Mayerfeld, CEO, Holocaust Memorial Center. “We Shall Not Die Now is haunting, disturbing and skillfully made, comprehensive in its scope and clear in its message. It is a must-watch and we are honored to have Ashton join us to discuss the film with Adam Graham.”

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