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THE IFP/CHICAGO FACETS FILM SERIES PRESENTS
FORGIVING DR. MENGELE
Special Jury Prize Slamdance Film Fest
"For a film about death-camp survivors Forgiving Dr. Mengele is surprisingly uplifting and, at times, evenlighthearted. Whether or not you agree with her decision to forgive her torturers, it's impossible not to be moved by her fierce capacity for life." -New York Times
"Provocative...Kor's goal is to keep people talking, and thinking, about impossibly difficult subjects. And there's no debating her success in that regard." -New York Daily News
"Tragic, controversial and finally transcendent" -Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
Recommended! "Pugh and her codirector, Bob Hercules, are remarkably evenhanded in their treatment of the situation; people who recoiled from Kor's statement are given ample screen time and presented with equal sympathy." -Chicago Reader
Could you forgive a war criminal? Forgiving Dr. Mengele tells the story of a shocking act of forgiveness by Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor and the firestorm of criticism it has provoked. Eva and her twin sister, Miriam, were victims of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele's cruel experiments that would haunt them their entire lives. We follow Eva's metamorphosis from embittered survivor to tireless advocate for reconciliation. Directed by Bob Hercules and Cheri Pugh, 2005, USA, 80 min.
This Chicago-made documentary won the Special Jury Prize for Documentaries at this year's Slamdance Film Festival
Please join us for a pre-screening workshop with co-directors Bob Hercules and Cheri Pugh at 6pm.