Defiant Requiem

    • Doug Shultz
    • United States, Czech Republic, England
    • 85 min
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    Defiant Requiem tells the little-known story of the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin. Led by imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter, the inmates of Terezin fought back with art and music. This creative rebellion reaches its peak when Schächter teaches a choir of 150 inmates one of the world's most difficult and powerful choral works, Verdi's Requiem, re-imagined as a condemnation of the Nazis. Eventually confronting them face to face and singing to them what they dare not say.
    Now, through soaring concert footage, powerful survivor recollections, cinematic dramatizations and evocative animation, Defiant Requiem brings the incredible story of this artistic uprising to life.

    Credits

    Director
    Doug Shultz
    Production
    Doug Shultz for Partisan Pictures, Jason Davis for The Defiant Requiem Foundation

    Contact

    World Sales
    Harri Glazier for Mercury Media
    Festival Handling
    Harri Glazier for Mercury Media

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    Available versions
    85',video,color
    Spoken languages
    English

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