Preview: Da byen ble stille

Sneak preview: The documentary "When the town went Quiet"
Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 18:00

Tromsø is a peaceful little town in the Arctic. Seven Jewish families lived in the town. They were well integrated in the city life, culture, sport and business, after escaping from Russia and Eastern Europe 30 years before.The Jewish families in Tromsø were a natural part of the town until World War II. 

The documentary film "When the town went Quiet - The unknown story about the Jews in Tromsø" tells a story that has been suppressed. In the documentary we meet director Erik Smith-Meyer, who explores the near but unknown history about the Jews in his home town. 

The documentary is part of the bigger project "Da byen ble stille" and consists of a digital archive and a web series that tells the stories of the Tromsø families in nine episodes. 

After the screening of the film, producer John Arvid Berger will talk about the film and present the digital archive and the web series. 

Through the project website www.dabyenblestille.no you can read more and take a look at the digital archive. 

The movie and talk will be in Norwegian.
Entrance: Museum ticket (50,-)
Sign up: liv@jodiskmuseumoslo.no / +47 22 20 84 00

Production: Erik Smith-Meyer (film director), Henrik Broberg (writer and reseracher), Gil Orr Urteger (website and series), John Arvid Berger (producer), produced by Jabfilm.
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