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Reboot Ideas Presents: The Survivor

April 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

5:00 PM PDT / 8:00 PM EDT

On April 27, in recognition of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), the powerful film The Survivor premieres on HBO and HBO Max. That evening, Reboot in partnership with the Institute is hosting the film’s director, the award-winning Barry Levinson, the lead actor Ben Foster who portrays the life story of Henry Haft, a boxer and Auschwitz survivor, with the film’s producer Matti Leshem, in a conversation moderated by Sami Sage, the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor and co-founder of Betches Media. The conversation will be released at 5 p.m PT/8 p.m. ET on YouTube Live. 

Levinson’s The Survivor  tells the true story of Jewish boxer Harry Haft, played by Ben Foster, who, after being sent to Auschwitz, must test the limits of his moral and physical strength to survive a gladiatorial boxing spectacle staged between prisoners for the amusement of his captors. Levinson delivers a portrait of a man adjusting to Holocaust survival and haunting PTSD that ripples through his loved ones and subsequent generations. 

More information about the film and our involvement.

The program hosted by Reboot is a deeply reflective conversation about the nature of survival, PTSD, generational trauma and the idiosyncrasies and humanity within every survivor’s story and their collective motivation to tell this story now. Watch the trailer for The Survivor here and watch the movie at April 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and HBO Max.

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Start: April 27, 2022 / 5:00 PM