KLRU will present a special night of local programing on April 19th as part of ourLight / The Holocaust & Humanity Project events. In honor of Yom HaShoah, the Day of Remembrance for the Holocaust, we’ll be showing:
Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm
Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel talks with Evan Smith on Overheard. Wiesel is a well-known voice for tolerance and justice worldwide. Wiesel spent part of his childhood in the Auschwitz concentration camp, and eventually published the memoir Night. Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, and established a foundation that fights intolerance and promotes justice. He teaches at Boston University, and has written more than 50 books.
Arts In Context: Producing Light at 7:30 pm
Arts in Context spends a month with Ballet Austin, as Artistic Director Stephen Mills and company produce a re-staging of the acclaimed Light/ Holocaust and Humanity Project. With unprecedented access to the dancers and staff on and off the stage, Producer/ Director Karen Bernstein and Cinematographer Deborah Lewis provide a unique look into production for Mills’ harrowing work on survival amidst a climate of indifference and hate.
Spark at 8:30 pm
Gerda Weissmann Klein draws from her wealth of life experiences: from surviving the Holocaust and meeting her future husband on the day of her liberation, to her journey to the United States, accepting an Oscar and Emmy for a documentary based on her life, and her constant fight to promote tolerance, encourage community service and combat hunger. Taped in front of a live audience as part of KLRU’s Spark speaker series on March 20, 2012. Watch the Weissmann Klein talk here: