Unsilenced - DVD

Year
2008

This poignant, uplifting documentary about Seattle-based chamber music organization Music of Remembrance (MOR)--and its mission to ensure that the artistic voices of witness to the Holocaust are not lost--is the story of a priceless musical legacy, a woman with a vision, and the community that formed around a mission of remembrance.

Just a decade after its founding in 1998 by Artistic Director Mina Miller, Music of Remembrance has become internationally known, and stands out as a premier chamber music organization. Producer and director John Sharify captures the electricity of MOR's performances, and communicates the eloquent testimony that is at MOR's heart.

Through interviews with Holocaust survivors, performers, and audience members, hear the stories behind Terezin's children's opera Brundibar, and MOR's commissions--Letter to Warsaw, The Seed of a Dream, For a Look or a Touch, and more--that draw upon the words and honor the lives of those who experienced the Holocaust.

Producer, director, writer and narrator: John Sharify

Cinematographer: Tim Griffis

Length: 40 minutes