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Sunday, February 22 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
How to Make It to the Promised Land: MJFF Short Film & Discussion

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After watching How to Make it to the Promised Land, a 16 minute short film by Sam Zalutsky, Jewish summer camp will never look the same again! Counselors at Camp Shalom have transformed the California hills into Lodz, Poland, as campers are divided into two groups. Lizzie, a precocious teenage girl, must make moral choices while navigating a Holocaust role-playing “game,” with thought-provoking results.  This film, specially selected by the Director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival, is sure to stimulate lots of controversial conversation. Discussion will be led by Holocaust Studies expert and FIU professor Oren Stier. Warning for Strong Language (the f*** word is used).

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Igor Shteyrenberg

Director, Miami Jewish Film Festival
Igor Shteyrenberg is Director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival and is responsible for the overall programming and administration of MJFF. He is an innovative, driven, results-oriented professional with consistent success in programming, sponsorship development, and creative communication. Under his leadership, MJFF was named this year the “Best Jewish Film Festival in the US” by the renowned national... Read More →
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Oren Stier

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, FIU
Oren Stier is an internationally recognized scholar of Holocaust Studies specializing in the memory and representation of the Shoah in religion, art, literature, and culture. An Associate Professor of Religious Studies at FIU, Stier also directs the FIU Holocaust Studies Initiative as well as its Jewish Studies Certificate Program. Dr. Stier is the author of two books, Holocaust Icons: Symbolizing the Shoah in History and Memory (Rutgers... Read More →

Sunday February 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 120