Bar Mitzvah Project


Philadelphia Premiere
PJFF Local Filmmaker

Sunday, November 13
 1:30 PM
 The Gershman Y

Director: Benji Elkins
Genre: Documentary Short
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Running Time: 17 min
Language: English

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Bar Mitzvah boy Benji Elkins of Bala Cynwyd interviews Dr. George Horner, a Holocaust survivor who relates his miraculous story of surviving three Nazi concentration camps and a “march of death.” Dr. Horner describes how the Nazis literally broke his back, ending his dreams of becoming a professional pianist. However, they did not succeed in breaking his spirit. In BAR MITZVAH PROJECT we witness Horner perform a moving rendition of “The Terezin March,” a piece of music composed for piano inside the Terezin camp.

Guest Speakers: Iris Drechsler (Moderator), PJFF Artistic Chair; Benji Elkins, Director/Actor of film

[Screened with SUPERGIRL]