``Defiance`` Movie and Discussion with Sharon Rennert

Speaker(s): Sharon Rennert
Date: March 13, 2013 6:30pm
Location: Nordquist Lecture Hall 201, Xavier Hall, Pacific Lutheran University

Sharon Rennert has a BS in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University and an MFA from the University of Southern California. After a fifteen-year career creating award-winning documentary films and other productions for television, she is now turning her attention to her own remarkable family story. Rennert is granddaughter to one of the Bielski brothers, those Jewish partisans celebrated in the feature film, “Defiance.” Among other things, she now is using interview footage with her feisty grandmother,one of those Bielski partisans, to give us a documentary version of this story of Jewish resistance to Nazi terror. The documentary is not yet finished, but she will show us portions of the film and speak about her project.