Movies that Matter: Film Screenings for Schools

The Victorias Q&A with Ethan Fuirst, director

Teens

Thursday, October 20, 2022
11 am – 12 pm EDT
Zoom, Virtual Program

Film Run Time: 15 minutes
Advance viewing is recommended; film will not be shown during Q&A 

Middle and high school students are invited to view award-winning documentaries that examine current social issues such as representation and identity, immigration, and civil rights followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers.

The Victorias, a short film by Ethan Fuirst, considers themes of community, identity and labor through conversations with seven costumed museum interpreters. By reflecting on the work of interpreting a historical figure, Victoria Confino—a teenage Sephardic Jewish immigrant in 1916—“the Vickies” each raises questions about the responsibility of stewarding historical stories and how we understand and connect with one another’s identities.

Live virtual Q&A October 20, 11 am EDT with Ethan Fuirst, director

Film will be available upon registration.

To register, complete the registration form or email moviesthatmatter@thejm.org

This program is presented with live CART interpretation. The Jewish Museum is committed to making its programs accessible to all. For inquiries and requests for additional accommodations please email info@thejm.org or call 212.423.3200 ext. 0.

Courtesy of Ethan Fuirst