December 11, 2019

‘Who Will Write Our History’ Honors Yom HaShoah

Director Roberta Grossman (left) and director of photography Dyanna Taylor on the set in Poland. Photo by Anna Wloch

In honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the documentary “Who Will Write Our History” from director Roberta Grossman and executive producer Nancy Spielberg will be shown in more than 20 countries on May 1 and 2. On May 3, the film will be available on iTunes for two weeks and on May 17, it begins streaming via Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, FandangoNow, Google Play and Vimeo On Demand.

Set in the Warsaw Ghetto, the documentary is about Jews who defied the Nazis to secretly compile essays, letters, poems, newspapers, records, Nazi propaganda and photographs that documented life in the ghetto from the Jewish point of view as well as the atrocities endured there.

“In an era of rising totalitarianism and the truth being re-branded as ‘fake news, audiences have resonated to the story of the members of the secret archive in the Warsaw Ghetto, brave spiritual resisters who were, literally, willing to die for the truth,” Grossman and Spielberg said in a statement.

Locally, the film will screen at Laemmle’s Town Center in Encino on May 2 at 1 p.m.