Virtual Film Screening: “Ever Forget” Shorts Program
February 11 @ 7:00 pm - February 13 @ 7:00 pm
“EVER FORGET?” Virtual Short Film Program
International award-winning short films and new discoveries
Curated by Warren Etheredge
Memories can be indelible, yet memory is our most fragile, capricious, and unreliable of faculties. After the Holocaust, “never forget” became a rallying cry. Sometimes, forgetting and recovering memories can be a cry for help or healing. In this curated series of seven shorts films (selected from over 112 entries), memories lost and found, real and virtual, experienced and adopted, chosen and imposed, fading and rehabilitated, are explored. The philosopher George Santayana said, those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it, but is there also a price for remembering, as well?
Streaming window: Films + Filmmaker Zoom Conversation (pre-recorded)
February 11, 7 pm -February 14, 7 pm (72-hours)
$15 adult ticket
$10 discount ticket for J member, students, seniors 65+
Ticket sales end at 6 pm on Sun, Feb 14
Links to watch films and filmmaker conversation emailed one hour prior to start time
*Note: This program was rescheduled from last year’s Seattle Jewish Film Festival. If you purchased a ticket to that event, contact email@example.com to receive a complimentary ticket to this rescheduled event.
Presented in partnership with UW Department of Cinema & Media Studies
Warren Etheredge is a shorts program coordinator for the Seattle Jewish Film Festival and co-founder/artistic director of Walla Walla Movie Crush Film Festival.
THE BUTTERFLIES (Parparim)
Yona Rozenkier | Narrative Short | France, Israel | 2019 | Hebrew w/English
A family from an Israeli kibbutz takes their ailing patriarch on an impromptu ride, maybe his last, on a lazy Sunday in this warm and moving snapshot of the ephemerality of memory and the natural world.
HOW TO SWIM (Ech Leschot)
Noa Gusakov | Narrative Short | Israel | 2018 | Hebrew w/English subtitles | 14m
Abigail is very pregnant, but something is missing. Terrified about the imminent birth, she kidnaps an unsuspecting stranger to
comfort her for one afternoon.
THE IRON GRANDMOTHER
Emily Sheskin | Documentary Short | US, Israel | 2019 | English | 8m
Orna Ben-Ami is a 65-year-old iron-welding artist and grandmother who dreams of making the world a better place for refugees worldwide with her art.
LOST AND FOUND
Ofer Winter, Shimon Engel | Animated Short | Israel | 2019 | Hebrew w/English subtitles | 4m
A young boy gets lost in a busy shopping mall, foreshadowing the story of his death as a soldier in the Israel-Lebanon War of 1982.
David Freid | Documentary Short | Germany, USA | 2019 | German w/English subtitles | 17m
What may be the last WWII Nazi trial in Germany was also the first to use virtual reality in the courtroom.
NO BAD ENDINGS
Ziv Hermelin-Shadar | Narrative Short | Israel | 2019 | Hebrew w/English subtitles | 12m
What happens when a stubborn Holocaust survivor refuses to attend her kibbutz’s Holocaust Memorial Day?
Yonatan Shehoah | Narrative Short | Israel | 2018 | Hebrew w/English subtitles | 17m
Suffering from PTSD after being wounded in a terrorist attack, a butcher finds himself thrown together with his Arab co-workers when multiple terror attacks hit Jerusalem again.