Free streaming was available September 8-13.
FRANCE / DRAMA / FRENCH / SUBTITLED / 2016
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.