Play for Your Life, by Gregory Irwin and Syuzanna Petrosyan, focuses on music during the Holocaust and in concentration camps. Play for Your Life is a finalist in the Student Voices Short Film Contest, each final film will be featured this week and the winner will be announced at the award ceremony Thursday March 6, 2014.
Student Voices invites all USC graduate and undergraduate students, regardless of major, to create short films that incorporate testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. The films must be up to 10 minutes long and be inspired by one of this year’s themes: Preserving Humanity, Renewing Rwanda, and Risking Everything.
Syuzanna Petrosyan and Greg Irwin
The stories of musicians during the Holocaust guided Syuzanna Petrosyan and Greg Irwin through the Student Voices Short Film Contest, and the result is their winning film Play for Your Life.
Petrosyan, a master’s candidate in public diplomacy, and Irwin, a senior international relations major, are both interns at the USC Shoah Foundation and members of its student organization, SFISA.