The Story of Three Rings: A Memoir of Dana Schwartz

Students in the 2016 Digital Storytelling Workshop at Harvard-Westlake brought to the screen the personal testimony of Holocaust Survivor Dana Schwartz and her family's experiences in the Lvov Ghetto. The short film has won more than 15 film festival awards, including CineYouth Chicago International Film Festival (Best Documentary) and at the All American High School Film Festival (Best Animation and Finalist for Best Overall).


In our film workshops, students meet with Survivors and learn their personal histories, visit the Museum for customized tours of the galleries, and work with mentors in animation and live action to create films based on Survivors' life stories.


Working with professional filmmakers and Museum staff, students will create video testimonies and short documentary films on the life stories of local Holocaust Survivors.

Join us for this special two-week workshop to learn about Holocaust education and remembrance, improve skills in oral history and interviewing, and gain knowledge in documentary filmmaking. No prior filmmaking experience required, just an interest in learning from and being inspired by the last generation of Holocaust Survivors. 

DATES: July 17-28, 2017 (Monday - Friday)

TIME: 10 am - 3 pm

FEE: $200 (need-based scholarships available)

LOCATION: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in Pan Pacific Park

Click here for a flyer. 

Click here to apply for the workshop.

Click below to view student work from past film workshops:

Peace by Piece: The Story of Harry Davids

The Story of Three Rings: A Memoir of Dana Schwartz