Washington Jewish Music Festival and WJFF Year-Round present:
Film: Defiant Requiem
Monday, May 6, 7:30 pm
1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Featuring Music Director Murry Sidlin
Bebe Neuwirth narrates the little-known story of a group of Theresienstadt
prisoners who bravely organize a powerful form of musical resistance. Under the
leadership of imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter, a group of over 150
inmates performed Verdi’s Requiem – a song of death reimagined as a message of
hope and justice – in front of the Nazi high command.
Director Doug Shultz (85min, Czech Republic/USA, 2012)
Co-sponsor: Foundation for Jewish Studies, The Generation After
See the entire Festival line-up here!