Etched In Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross is the compelling, true story of survival, resilience and hope. Young Steve, then Szmulek Rosenthal from Poland, was captured by the Nazis and endured five horrific years in 10 concentration camps. 

Upon his liberation from Dachau, an American soldier showed him kindness, which kindled his resilience, propelling him to dedicate his life to helping disadvantaged young people for over 40 years.

He was the driving force behind the iconic New England Holocaust Memorial on the Freedom Trail in Boston. All the while, Steve searched tirelessly for the US soldier who changed the course of his life and the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of people.




Inmates and Dartmouth College students collaborate, write & perform a play together exploring the economic and social inequalities of prison

It's Criminal: A Tale of Prison and Privilege highlights the economic and social inequities that divide the United States and offers a vision of how separated communities can learn to speak to each other. Poignant and personal, the feature documentary shares the life-changing journeys of incarcerated women and Dartmouth College students working together to write and perform an original play that explores the often painful and troubled paths that landed the women behind bars and also shares some of their fragile visions for the future. 
 
It's a transformational movie that delves into privilege, poverty and injustice and asks viewers to think about who is in prison and why. In addition to exploring disparities,  It's Criminal also captures how the students and prisoners struggle and ultimately succeed in overcoming their fears and prejudices to form hard won bonds of friendship, showing that empathy is a powerful force that can help bridge the divide.

UPCOMING SCREENINGS:
"The Emmy-nominated  Secret Life Of Muslims  will return for a second season thanks to funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Pillars Fund, and Hartley Film Foundation. The digital series, available online at Vox and the USA Today Network, employs humor and empathy to depict the challenges faced by Muslims in the U.S. The series was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding short documentary, was a Peabody Award finalist, and won a Goldziher Award, the latter given for outstanding coverage of American Muslims.

The series is created by executive producer and filmmaker  Joshua Seftel, (War, Inc., Queer Eye, This American Life), with executive producer  Reza Aslan (The Leftovers, Believer). It features Aslan; actor and comedian Ahmed Ahmed; co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, Linda Sarsour; U.S. Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad; writer and journalist Wajahat Ali; stand-up comedian/storyteller Aman Ali; actor and comedian Maz Jobrani; and Glee co-star Iqbal Theba.

"After such a divisive election, we need to come together and start telling stories that add truth and nuance to what was stoked on the campaign trail," said Seftel. Aslan claimed the current media landscape is "plagued with negative stereotypes and misinformation around American Muslims and Muslims in general," prompting his participation.  Deadline Hollywood Article 

Bring your creative ideas to fruition in a fun, collaborative and exciting environment. Students will learn skills in scriptwriting, storyboard sketching, character development, improvisation, and camera skills. 

Together, the group will write, shoot, and edit in a genre of their choosing. Students will learn to edit their films using professional edit software like Adobe Premiere Pro. 

All final projects are eligible for submission into the Boston International Kids Film Festival in November 2017.

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