Spell Your Name Screening Held at USC Norris Cinema Theater

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 12:00am
Director Sergey Bukovsky's film presentation.

On Sunday, February 22, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute presented a screening of its most recent documentary, Spell Your Name, followed by a discussion addressing issues of cultural stereotypes and the complexity of the public memorialization of massacres that took place during the Holocaust in Ukraine.

Artfully crafted by internationally acclaimed film director Sergey Bukovsky, Spell Your Name features testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses from the Institute's archive along with new footage shot on location in Ukraine.

Kim Simon, Institute interim executive director, introduced the screening held at the Norris Cinema Theater.  Wolf Gruner, Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of History at USC, moderated the discussion panel that followed the screening with filmmaker Sergey Bukovsky, USC Cinematic Arts Professor Michael Renov, and USC Shoah Foundation Institute Curator Crispin Brooks.

Click here to visit the film's official Web site.

Read coverage of the event at USC News.