Our Next Presentation Line 41 Wednesday July 11th 7:45 pm Vancity Theatre
Line 41 + Film Discussion
Vancouver International Film Centre (1181 Seymour St)
Line 41 documents a Holocaust and Lodz Ghetto survivor’s return to today’s Poland. Until now, Natan Grossmann had repressed his desire to learn about the fate of his brother he lost contact with in 1942. 70 years later, Grossmann ’s search crosses paths with Jens-Jurgen Ventzki, son of the former Nazi Head Mayor of Lodz. Ventzki is pursuing his family’s dark secret. In tracing their family histories, they inevitably confront each other.
Followed by a discussion with Tanya Cummings and Richard Menkis.
Richard is Associate Professor of modern Jewish history at the University of British Columbia. He is the co-author, with Harold Troper, of More than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics. He has also explored issues of representation in his publications and in his university teaching. He has taught the course on the History of the Holocaust at UBC for twenty years.
Director: Tanja Cummings
Writer: Tanja Cummings
Language: German, Polish with English Subtitles
Runtime: 91 minuteS
Tanja Cummings – has a Master Degree in Philosophy at Free University in Berlin,. She is a storyboard artist (feature films/commercials), a producer of documentary films, and director/producer of several short documentaries and documentation projects with contemporary witnesses; She is head project manager at the European Association of East-West-Rapprochement (EVA). „LINE 41“ is Tanja Cummings’ first feature length documentary film
Line 41“ has screened in Germany, Poland, Austria, Romania, the USA and Australia.