A Town Called Brzostek

  |  Book Tickets: 14/06/2016
  |  50 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
A Town Called Brzostek Film Poster


We are delighted to host the UK Premiere of A Town Called Brzostek in collaboration with the Institute for Polish Jewish Studies and to welcome Simon Target and Professor Jonathan Webber for a Q&A after the screening. Director Simon Target follows the incredible story of the British professor Jonathan Webber as he journeys to restore an abandoned Jewish cemetery in a sleepy part of southern Poland. Both the unsuspecting inhabitants of Brzostek and the descendants of Brzostek’s Jews are thrown back into their own past, coming together to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event that firmly cement Brzostek in history. A touching and ocassionally funny story of common human decency overcoming deep religious division. This documentary is part of an ongoing project by the Institute for Polish Jewish Studies to encourage rapprochement between those in the UK with East-European roots and their communities of origin, to the benefit of both sides. "A moving record of determination & acceptance..." - Roz Tarszisz, J-Wire