2016. USA. 59 min.
Director: Cheryl Price, Joe Fab
The Butterfly Project is a grassroots arts and education initiative that memorializes the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust through global displays of ceramic butterflies. With one butterfly painted for each child, the Butterfly Project’s messages of hope and healing are woven together with survivors’ courageous stories of dark times. The documentary highlights a little-known story of the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where Ela Weissberger was imprisoned as a young child. Now in her eighties, survivor Ela reveals how she and other children were given the strength to endure the Holocaust by an artist and teacher who helped them express the trauma of their experiences through art. Discussion with co-director/co-producer Joe Fab, Executive Producer/co-director/co-producer Cheryl Rattner Price and composer Charles Barnett.
Supported by Congregation Beth Israel
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