During the early 1940s, in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, a group of brave Jewish prisoners find hope in an abandoned piano.
Set to the Requiem Aeternam section of Verdi’s Requiem, Requiem Terezin tells the story of composer Rafael Schächter and a group of Jewish prisoners during the early 1940’s in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. When Rafi finds an abandoned piano in the basement of one of the barracks, an idea occurs to him. Together with his fellow inmates, he decides to put on a secret performance for the Jewish community in the camp. But freedom and hope come at a cost. Requiem Terezin intercuts between what we imagine to be the camp’s first underground performance and the night Rafael Schächter and his friends liberate an abandoned piano. It shows us how one small act of defiance can spark hope in the darkest of places and the sacrifice it takes to achieve it.
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A SHORT FILM ABOUT WRATH
Wrath tells the story of Joanna. Pregnant, in mourning and struggling to find her place in the world, Joanna discovers that she is not, in fact, her late mother’s biological daughter. Armed with somewhat of a confession letter from her mother, she sets off on a journey to confront an elderly retired nurse in order to reveal the truth about her past. In the process, she uncovers a part of our collective Canadian history that many strive to forget.
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