Student documentary on studying the Holocaust to debut at Upstate Films

A documentary on studying the Holocaust produced by Dutchess Community College students will debut at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck on Dec. 1 at 12pm.

The documentary, “Civil Courage,” is 27 minutes long and was made by four students and their professors in the Overseas Documentary Production course at DCC, specifically the Holocaust study abroad course. Professors Dana Weidman, of Tivoli, and Werner Steger took the students to eight Holocaust sites in three countries over 18 days this summer in order to produce the film.

“One of the students, Alyssa D’Adamo heard the term ‘civil courage’ when we were learning about The White Rose, the resistance group in Munich. She suggested focusing our documentary on civil courage. I think this was a great decision, because it makes the story relevant to our time,” Weidman told The Observer.

Following the free screening, there will be a question and answer session with the students and professors. The screening will also include live music by Caprice Rouge, the Klezmer band that scored the documentary. The documentary will also be shown on PANDA channel 23 at a later date.

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