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February 2019

Jewish History Month 2019

26 February - 31 March

The theme of this year's Jewish History Month is Big Screen Little Screen, Jews in British Cinema and Television.

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March 2019

Haunted by History

9 March
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD United Kingdom + Google Map

A selection of recent essay films – poignant, thought-provoking, sometimes darkly humorous and frequently disturbing – made by UK-based members of the so-called ‘Second Generation’, namely, the children of refugees from Nazi Europe and/or Holocaust survivors, whose work explores the complex and necessarily problematic legacy of their families’ experiences.

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Seeing Daylight: The Photography of Dorothy Bohm

13 March 6:30 pm

Screening includes a private viewing of the exhibition Little Happenings: photographs of Children by Dorothy Bohm

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Four Parts of a Folding Screen

15 March
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD United Kingdom + Google Map

Based on documents found in Berlin archives, Four Parts of a Folding Screen explores exclusion, statelessness and the legalised theft and sale of everyday family possessions by the National Socialist regime.

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“Child Migrants Welcome?”

21 March 6:30 pm
Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street
London, SE1 7AG United Kingdom
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£5 – £8.97

Come to the screening of a series of short films about the welcome and non-welcome experienced by young people who have migrated to the UK – from Syrian children on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, to Iraqi Kurdish youth in Norwich, to Eritreans in Harrow and Polish children in Sidmouth.

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May 2019

Soldiering on: Czech Freedom Fighters in Great Britain 1940 -1945

7 May
Czech Embassy Cinema, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom
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Marking the 80th anniversary of the 1939 occupation of Czechoslovakia the event showcases the work by refugee filmmakers Jiri Weiss and Karel Lamač who captured the fellow countrymen in short films for the Ministry of Information.

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The Experience of the Kindertransport – Film Screening & Panel Discussion

16 May
The Laboratory, Dulwich College, Dulwich Common
London, SE21 7LD United Kingdom
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Free – £12

80 years ago 10,000 children came to Britain as unaccompanied refugees on the Kindertransport from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, escaping Nazi Europe. Following a screening of some extracts of interviews, the panel discussion with two former Kinder, chaired by Dr Bea Lewkowicz, Director of the AJR Refugee Voices Testimony Archive, will explore how the Kinder adapted in Britain and how they dealt with being separated from their families and their homes

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June 2019

1000 Londoners: Windrush Generation

26 June 6:00 pm
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD United Kingdom + Google Map

Birkbeck is delighted to host a screening of 1000 Londoners: Windrush Generations, part of an award winning series of documentary portraits of Londoners from Chocolate Films. This screening accompanies the Peltz gallery's current exhibition Refugees, Newcomers, Citizens: Migration Stories from Picture Post, 1938-1956 (the Peltz Gallery, 3 June-4 July)

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July 2019

Refuge Britain – Stories of Emigré Designers

3 July
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Senate House, University of London Aspects of Exile Refuge Britain - Stories of Emigré Designers Speakers: Anna Nyburg and Robert Sternberg Refuge Britain is a 45 minute documentary film made by Anna Nyburg and Robert Sternberg, which will be screened alongside a Q&A. Framed by the life of a recent refugee from Pakistan, the film uses archive footage and conversations with the descendants of three Jewish…

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September 2019

Germano Facetti: A Nazi labour camp survivor who revolutionised British book design

10 September 6:30 pm
Italian Cultural Institute in London, 39 Belgrave Square
London, SW1X 8NX United Kingdom
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The Italian Cultural Institute celebrates Germano Facetti: a Nazi labour camp survivor who changed the face of publishing in Britain.

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