A Commentary & Review of SURVIVING SKOKIE
By John Bennison, Mountain Shadow Volunteer Director
A Film by Eli Adler and Blair
Documentary - Non-Rated - 66 min.
This film was Mountain Shadow’s selection for November, 2015
Surviving Skokie is the best kind of documentary. It’s historical and informative, to be sure. In addition, it tells a story that is inspirational; and, to my way of thinking, even redemptive. But it’s also personal, even autobiographical. And therein lies the kind of archetypal father-child journey that is authentically poignant and persuasive.
Everyone knows something of the Holocaust. It is the emblematic story of the kind of devastation, death and destruction which human beings seem all too capable of inflicting upon one another in every age and generation. Whenever and wherever the spark is ignited once again, it requires the best in us to confront and denounce the worst in us.
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