“If a hallmark of great art is its ability to transcend the limited circumstance of it’s creation, then there is no more heartbreaking realization of this than the Catholic Requiem by Jewish prisoners at the Nazi concentration camp Terezin. The story of Terezin and the Requiem eloquently in director Doug Shultz’s powerful new documentary Defiant Requiem.”
ABOUT THE FILM:
In he face of horrific living conditions, slave labor and the constant threat of deportation to Auschwitz, the Jewish inmates of Terezin concentration camp — artists, musicians, poets and writers — fought back with art and music. The gripping story of an artistic uprising in a Nazi concentration camp told through archival film, prisoners’ artwork, survivor recollections, cinematic dramatizations, evocative animation and soaring concert footage.
TWO NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS Outstanding Historical Documentary Long Form and Outstanding Writing
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