“Where Is My Home” USC student Cecilia De Jesus takes top honor at Student Voices Film Contest

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 12:14pm

On Thursday evening, March 28, 2013, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education held its third annual Student Voices Film Contest awards ceremony and screening. The event took place at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

The Student Voices Film Contest challenges USC students to “join the conversation about genocide and human rights” by producing a five- to seven-minute film using testimony from the Institute’s Visual History Archive, which contains video interviews with survivors and eyewitnesses of the Holocaust.

Cecilia De Jesus, an MFA in the School of Cinematic Arts, won First Place for her animated film “Where Is My Home,” which incorporated footage from the testimony of Vera Gissing, a survivor born in Prague who lost both parents in the Holocaust.
Watch the 2013 Student Voices Film Contest Finalists