JCC Rockland 20th Annual International Jewish Film Festival

The Mover & "The Mover" Interview with Gints Grube and Micki Leader

Expired September 18, 2020 11:30 PM
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This award-winning Latvian feature film offers a gripping account of Žanis Lipke, a blue-collar worker honoured as one of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ for his heroic deeds during the war. Despite his family’s hardship under successive Soviet and German occupations, Lipke embarked on a covert operation to save local Jews from Nazi persecution and certain death, moving them from the Riga ghetto to an underground bunker hidden on his property. From the start, Filmmaker Davis Simanis creates a powerfully ominous and suspenseful atmosphere, positioning the viewer, like Lipke, as a reluctant eyewitness to unfolding horrors.

Sponsor: Dental Arts of Rockland; Cathy and Bert Distelburger

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    87 minutes
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  • Note
    Rockland County Premiere
  • Director
    Davis Simanis