Film: Defiant Requiem

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium
102 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173
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Dir. Doug Shultz, 2012, US, 85 min.

This powerful documentary film highlights the artistic courage of Rafael Schächter, a brilliant, young Czech conductor who was arrested and sent to the Terezín concentration camp in 1941. Under the most brutal circumstances, he sustained the courage of his fellow prisoners by teaching them to sing Verdi’s Requiem as an act of artistic defiance and spiritual resistance.

Introductions and discussions for all three screenings will be led by conductor Murry Sidlin, Creative Director of The Defiant Requiem Foundation. 

Thursday, February 7, 7:30 p.m. Jepson Hall, Room 118
Friday, February 8, 3 & 7:30 p.m. Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium

Free and open to the public, all films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. Sponsored by International Education, Boatwright Memorial Library's Media resource Center, and The Defiant Requiem Foundation.