Film Screenings at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Holocaust Memorial Day in the US will be on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Accordingly, on Sunday, April 28, 2019, a group of sponsors are presenting two recent documentary films: A Night at the Garden, and Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz.
A Night at the Garden
This year’s Academy Award® Nominee, Best Documentary – Short Subject, “A Night at the Garden” is a 7-minute film made entirely from archival footage. It transports audiences to a 1939 rally at Madison Square Garden where 20,000 Americans gathered to celebrate the rise of Nazism – a largely forgotten moment in American history. Three-time Academy Award® nominee Marshall Curry brings this story to life with haunting effect and cinematic power.
This film tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz—the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of “law not war.” After witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation, Ferencz became lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, which has been called the biggest murder trial in history. He was 27 years old, it was his first trial, and all 22 Nazi defendants charged with murdering over a million people were convicted. Ferencz went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust and later for the establishment of the International Criminal Court. His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today. Running time: 83 min.
Sponsored by: the University of Idaho College of Law, the UI Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, the WSU Department of History, and the WSU Emeritus Society.
The sponsors thank the filmmakers for providing us the special educational licensing that permit us to present these free public performances.
These films are being presented free and open to the public.