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WJFF Screening of THE LAST FLIGHT OF PETR GINZ (Animated Documentary)

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Docs In Progress ( and Women in Film in Video ( are excited to co-present a roundtable discussion with filmmakers Cara Pilson and Cindy Hill following a screening of The Last Flight of Petr Ginz, which is screening as part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival ( The screening is Thursday, January 10 at the Goethe Institut.

Following the screening, there will be an exclusive roundtable with filmmakers Cara Pilson and Cindy Hill for a discussion on the making of the film, with a particular focus on animation in documentary film. The Washington Jewish Film Festival is offering $6 discounted tickets for the screening, which can be purchased on their website ( using the code DIPWIFV.

There will not be an official Meetup component as part of this screening, but it is an event opportunity we wanted to offer to our Meetup members. If you are interested in meeting up before or after the screening, note as much in your RSVP.

Animated sequences bring to life the imagination of Petr Ginz, a gifted young artist from Prague. By 14, at the dawn of World War II he had written five novels. By 16 he had produced over 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Theresienstadt Ghetto, written numerous short stories and walked to the gas chamber at Auschwitz. Both tragedy and celebration, this story is a testament to a boy’s wonder and creative expression.

Preceded by The Führer Gives a City to the Jews (

NOTE: An RSVP through Meetup does NOT constitute a ticket to this event. We highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance from the Washington Jewish Film Festival to ensure you get a seat.