In cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum in Zagreb this year’s Educational mornings will take place on 23 May and 26 May 2011 in Cinema Europe, 12:00 – 14:00.
First Educational morning will be held by prominent and highly respected Professor, mr. Frank Stern, Professor for Modern German History and Culture and director of the Center for German Studies and the Austrian-German Studies Program at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel, and from 2002 Acting Chair at the Department of Film and Television at Sapir College, Sederot. Visiting Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York, at Georgetown University, Washington DC, at Humboldt University Berlin, and at Vienna University. Since 2004 teaching cinema and cultural history at the Institute for Contemporary History at the University. He published widely on postwar Germany, on problems of philosemitism and anti-Semitism. This educational morning and lecture is intended for students in upper secondary schools and students of social sciences.
The concept of educational morning is following:
• screening of two short films
• lecture – Frank Stern
• discussion, Q&A
The second Educational morning is intended for children in primary schools of higher grade. Second educational morning will be held by Mr. Branko Lustig, honorary president of the Jewish Film Festival and the esteemed Croatian producer who will convey his own experiences and personal journey from concentration camp Auschwitz to Hollywood, passing a basic idea about the importance of forgiveness, the development of tolerance and acceptance of diversity. Following the idea of the Festival and Educational mornings, a film titled “Inside Hana’s Suitcase” will be screened, an uncommonly beautiful story of how a group of Japanese children and their teacher used a suitcase found in a Nazi death camp to find out about the life of its owner, Hana Brady, a Jew who was imprisoned as a child during World War II.