ONCE IN A LIFETIME (September 8-13)

  • 105 mins

Free streaming was available September 8-13.


A dedicated history teacher at a French high school, Anne Gueguen, is determined to give the best education she can to her underprivileged inner-city pupils. Overcoming their apathy, however, is proving to be more difficult than expected. Frustrated but undaunted, Anne tests her multicultural classroom with a unique assignment: a national competition on the theme of child victims of the Nazi concentration camps. The project is initially met with extreme resistance, until a face-to-face encounter with a Holocaust survivor changes the students’ attitudes dramatically. Despite their long-shot odds of winning, these once-rebellious teens soon begin to see one another – and themselves – in a whole new light. Once In A Lifetime demonstrates the enduring impact of the Holocaust in transforming future generations.

Sponsors: EBIJFF in partnership with the Contra Costa JCC and Cong. B’nai Shalom.

Note: Award-winning author and historian Fred Rosenbaum will be talking about the French Jewry on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 pm.

Dates & Times

Tue, Sep 8
12:00 pm

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