An Undeniable Voice: Film Screening and Q&A

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More than 1.5 million children perished during the Holocaust. Most of the estimated 130,000 who survived were girls. The majority of boys, their faith revealed by the evidence of circumcision, were not saved. Sam Harris is believed to be one of the youngest who made it out alive. In An Undeniable Voice, Harris shares his harrowing and incredible story. The film was codirected and executive produced by Price Arana (B.F.A. '87). The event includes a screening of the film, accompanying Q&A with Harris and Arana, and a concluding reception in the Milstein Hall dome.

Sam Harris

In 1947, 12-year-old Szlamek Rzeznik sailed with other child refugees to America. He was later adopted by a loving family and became Samuel R. Harris. In addition to writing a book that profiles his incredible journey, Harris speaks to thousands annually about the atrocities of genocide, honoring the lives of all those who died. He was an instrumental force in the creation of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and is the proud recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

PRICE ARANA

Cornell graduate Price Arana launched her Los Angeles–based advertising agency, The Press Cabinet, in 1998. Her directorial debut, An Undeniable Voice, has been awarded the top prize at nine film festivals worldwide. She is a founding member of The Exodus Institute, which aims to influence governments to institute humane and effective policies to address the issues of forced migration, with a particular focus on the plight of children and families.

This event is cosponsored by Cornell AAP's Department of Art, AAP Connect, and the Cornell Jewish Studies Program.