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An Article of Hope - Opening Night

Saturday, October 20th, 8pm
OFJCC, Palo Alto

SOLD OUT


Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Opening Night

In memory of the 10th Anniversary of the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster. Colonel Ilan Ramon, the flight leader of the stunning 1981 Israeli air strike on an Iraqi nuclear reactor, was chosen to become a NASA astronaut and participate in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle mission. Tragically, the entire crew perished when the spacecraft disintegrated in flight. Ramon, the son of an Auschwitz survivor, viewed himself as a representative of the Jewish people, and among the objects that he took into space was a miniature Sefer Torah that a Bergen-Belsen survivor had hidden during his imprisonment.

This inspiring documentary skillfully weaves Ramonís story with the journey of this tiny symbol of survival, from pre-war Germany through the cruel depths of the Holocaust to the heights of space.



Following the Film

Rona Roman: An Article of HopeThe SVJFF is honored to present Rona Ramon, wife of the late Israeli hero, who will answer audience questions, and reflect on her husbandís accomplishments. In addition, Dan Cohen, who spent seven years researching and producing the film, will provide insights learned while making this unique and special film. Garrett Reisman, a Jewish astronaut who trained with Ilan and was his close friend, will also attend. Garrett, who logged two separate missions on the International Space Station, will join Rona and Dan on stage. A catered reception follows the film and speakers.


Film Details

Director:
Daniel Cohen
Country:
USA
Language:
English and Hebrew (with English subtitles)
Running time:
54 min.
Year:
2011
Genre: Documentary
Movie Links:
IMDB