The violent end brought to the Shabbat morning services of three Jewish communities, interrupted by pure hatred, was to change the lives and self-image of the residents of Pittsburgh forever. The process of mourning for the eleven peaceful, much-loved victims united the city across religious borders. In the film, bereaved family members of brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal recall the two good-natured Torah bearers, whilst survivors of the massacre such as Rabbi Jonathan Perlman, Dan Leger and Audrey Glickman talk of how they were rescued and pay tribute to their murdered friends. With its archive images and intimate interviews, the documentary also however offers a more general portrait of contemporary Jewish existence in Pittsburgh, taking in as it does family celebrations and a passion for the Pittsburgh Steelers. All the while, the film’s makers address more universal issues affecting American society today, most notably the fight against the country’s powerful gun lobbies.
16.6. 19.00 Thalia Babelsberg, followed by a discussion with Audrey Glickmann, protagonist and contemporary witness
18.6. 17.00 Passagekino, followed by a film discussion with Audrey Glickmann, protagonist and contemporary witness
19.6. 16.00 Delphi Lux, followed by a discussion with Audrey Glickmann, protagonist and contemporary witness.