Partisans Of Vilna DVD
An enormously riveting and inspirational tale of WWII and the Holocaust, PARTISANS OF VILNA chronicles the amazing endeavors of the Jewish resistance fighters. Highly acclaimed during its theatrical run, the film has been described as "a stirring, extremely honest and heart rending celebration" (New York Magazine).
Co-written by director Josh Waletzky (Image Before My Eyes) and producer Aviva Kempner (The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg), PARTISANS OF VILNA skillfully blends songs, newsreels and archival footage with interviews of over forty Holocaust survivors to paint an eye-opening portrait of the courageous Jewish resistance in Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. Recounting how a commando unit was formed under tremendous risk to conduct sabotage missions against the Nazis, the film explores the moral dilemmas facing the Jewish youth who organized an underground resistance in the Vilna ghetto, and fought as partisans in the woods against the Third Reich. More than just a record of great historical importance, PARTISANS OF VILNA is an intensely stirring and uplifting commemoration of heroes during the darkest of times.
- Bonus CD and Songbook with Lyrics in English and Yiddish: PARTISANS OF VILNA: THE SONGS OF WWII JEWISH RESISTANCE
- Study Guide with Historical Background and Key Questions for Discussion
- Two Filmmaker Commentaries with Director Josh Waletzky and Producer Aviva Kempner
- Exclusive Photo Gallery
- Filmmaker Biographies and Statement
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
USA, 1989, B&W/Color 2 DVD-Pack Set, 130 Minutes.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)