WWII History Giveaway - Making Light in Terezin (DVD)

This full length documentary film, Making Light in Terezin, about how the Jewish prisoners of the Terezin Ghetto used comedy and theater to survive will be released on Amazon and iTunes on April 22. Contest open to US residents only.

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    About the Film

    The worldwide Video on Demand and DVD release of Making Light in Terezin, a documentary by Filmmaker/Playwright Richard Krevolin, will occur on Tuesday, April 22 on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube Rental and XBOX just in time for Yom Ha’Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. This remarkable film tells the true story of how, in the darkest days of WWII, Jewish prisoners fought back against the Nazis…by singing, dancing and laughing. The 87-minute long documentary is the culmination of two years of work by Krevolin. For 10 days in 2011, he lived in the Terezin ghetto outside of Prague (in the Czech Republic) where he directed the key scenes in Making Light in Terezin. About his approach, Krevolin says, “First, I wanted to tell the story of the discovery of a Czech Cabaret that was created and performed only once in an attic ‘theater’ in Terezin in 1943, and then presented there again by a company of American actors almost 70 years later. Second, I wanted to tell the story of survivors who still remain in Prague and how the cabaret helped them to endure. And third, as the narrator of the film, I wanted to tell my own story…how I initially questioned the value of being a comedy writer, but after going to Terezin and talking to the survivors I was transformed by the inherent value, power and unquestionable importance of comedy and the arts in people's lives.”

    Trailer - Making Light in Terezin

    Instead of focusing on the horrors of the Holocaust, this film offers another perspective – it’s a celebration of the creative artistic spirit that was alive in the prisoners of Terezin in 1943 despite the atrocities of war. It is a story of survival, of the triumph of the human spirit, of art vs. death.

    Terms & Conditions

    This contest is for 1 copy of "Making Light in Terezin" (DVD) to 1 contest winners. The film is brand new and provided by the publisher. All entrants must complete the entry task(s), or in case of any issues an email to contests@wwarii.com. One entry per household. All information provided will be kept confidential. Entries must be received by Aprill 22, 2014 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. Contest winners will be drawn at random and notified after the close of the contest. The DVD will be shipped directly to the winners. US residents only.