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JAN 8, 2015

3G at LAMOTH Hosts "Unbroken" Screening

A new program housed at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) that was founded by grandchildren of Holocaust survivors hosted a private screening of the film “Unbroken” on Dec. 16, the first night of Chanukah, at the ICM Partners’ screening room. 

Galit Prince, 3G at LAMOTH executive board member (right) with her grandmother, Ester Tepper. Photo by Gina Cholick

More than 100 members of the community attended the inaugural event for 3G at LAMOTH, which is dedicated to preserving the legacies of grandparent survivors through education and remembrance. This screening was designed to introduce 3G at LAMOTH to the community and set a precedent for more events aimed at examining the stories of the Holocaust. 

The movie, directed by Angelina Jolie, is based on the true story of Olympian Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s experience as a prisoner of war in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Following the screening, Jon Hutman, the film’s production designer, led a Q-and-A with the audience and spoke about Zamperini’s grandson’s direct involvement with the production of the film. He also discussed the role of a production designer in capturing the emotion and experience of the characters within a story. 

Caitlin Kress, co-chair of the 3G at LAMOTH executive board, which sponsored the event, expressed how films like “Unbroken” are important to the mission of 3G — recording and sharing the stories of elders. 

“Our 3G at LAMOTH is very much centered on the importance of storytelling. Not just as interesting information or entertainment, but as a tool of forming identity, fostering memory, delivering wisdom and connecting the past to the present,” she wrote in a thank-you note to Hutman.

Other members of the 3G executive board were also in attendance at the event, including Jon Steingold, Becca Katz, Galit Prince, Guy Lipa,Rachel Hamburg, Samira Miller and Jordanna Gessler. LAMOTH Executive Director Samara Hutman was there was well.

The next event, “A Night of History and Humanity,” will take place at LAMOTH on Feb. 5. 

-- Rebecca Weiner, Contributing Writer

Read the full story in the Jewish Journal here.