Naomi Bernaron & Leah Warshawski - Literature and Film of Witness
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
Novelist Naomi Benaron and filmmaker Leah Warshawski, descendants of Holocaust survivors, discuss their work about Rwandan genocide.
Benaron’s debut novel, Running the Rift, is the story of a Rwandan athlete whose Olympic dreams collide with ethnic hatreds.
Warshawski’s upcoming documentary Film Festival: Rwanda follows filmmakers who create a traveling film festival to restore pride in their country.
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City's BkMk Press, the UMKC Communications Studies Department, History Department, and Religious Studies Program, as well as the Midwest Center on Holocaust Education, Rainy Day Books, Jewish Vocational Service, and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.