In honor of UN Holocaust Remembrance Day...
The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo
and the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College present
Broken Dreams and
a ZOOM Q & A with director, Tomasz Magierski
Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
The film Broken Dreams is based on the diary of Renia Spiegel, lauded as Poland’s Anne Frank, and is narrated by her surviving sister, Arianna, who as a child was considered Poland’s Shirley Temple. Described as “a deeply moving first-hand account”, the film premiered at the United Nations in May 2019 on Yom HaShoah. The film will be available through Vimeo. Register at: bit.ly/brokendreamsscreening. For information or questions email: [email protected] hrcbuffalo.org with Broken Dreams in the subject line.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Tomasz Magierski has directed a number of documentary films, most notably The Magic Brothers, a feature-length documentary on life under Communism, opening at the prestigious First Look Film Festival and screening at the MOMA in New York; and more recently, the award- winning documentary, Blinky and Me, about animator Yoram Gross. Broken Dreams is based on a recently re-discovered and published diary of Renia Spiegel, saved by Renia’s boyfriend, which had laid unread until 2012. Frank Scheck of the Hollywood Reporter, praised Aleksandra Bernatek, who presents excerpts of Renia’s diary in the film, noting that “she delivers emotive readings that fully convey Renia’s girlishness, passion and inner strength”.
Screening of Broken Dreams + Comments/Q&A with the Director: Tomasz Magierski Broken Dreams tells the story of Renia and Ariana Spiegel, Jewish sisters who experienced the Holocaust as Polish children Sunday, January 31 3:00 pm ET – 5:00 pm ET Sponsored by the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at ...