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FJC members gather to mark Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. A memorial service will take place in Goode Chapel, followed by a screening in Speen Hall of the Oscar-nominated short animated film Letter to a Pig (Tal Kantor, 2022). We will also watch and discuss the film along with two brief videos on the making of the film.

About Letter to a Pig:

After the war, Holocaust survivor writes a thank-you letter to a pig that saved his life. After reading his letter to a class, one of the young students dreams about the letter. She dreams of a tragic version of the survivor's story. Beyond the student's personal vision, LETTER TO A PIG also explores themes of collective trauma, vengeance, evil, and compassion.

View a trailer at the director's website: https://www.talkantor.com/letter-to-a-pig

Director Tal Kantor is an award-winning animation filmmaker & visual artist. Graduated with honors from the 'Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem', ‘where she currently lectures at the Screen-Based Arts Department. In her works, Tal deals with the subject of Memory and uses a unique technique she has developed, which combines drawing, photography, video, painting, and animation.

Her short animated film In Other Words won 17 awards and was officially selected in more than 100 festivals worldwide. Animation Director of the documentary feature film "ADVOCATE" (Emmy Award winner 2021, Oscar shortlist 2020). “Letter to a Pig”, which won the “Excellence Award” at the Japan Media Arts Festival and The Best 1st Film Award at Animafest Zagreb (2022), is her debut film.

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