Together in partnership, the Decatur Public Library, Bellmont HS Library, Adams Central Library, Bellmont History Club and ABCinema is hosting a FREE community screening event to watch the recently released film "Eva: 7063," a documentary of triumph over tragedy and forgiveness.
When: Monday, January 27 Time: 4 PM & 6 PM showings (doors open 30 minutes prior to showings) Location: ABCinema, downtown Decatur Cost: FREE, open to the public
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the documentary will be shown on Monday, January 27th at two showing times. Both the 4 PM and 6 PM showing are free and open to the public. (Doors open 30 minutes prior to showing.) Seating is limited - on first come, first serve basis.
About Eva: A-7063
Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor stands just 4 feet 9 inches tall, but she’ll seem larger than life when “Eva: A-7063” is shown on the big screen at ABCinema on January 27. The film, produced by WFYI Public Media in collaboration with Ted Green Films and Mika Brown, offers incredible details about Kor’s journey from Romanian Jewish farm girl to Nazi death camp survivor to leading global force on the power of healing through forgiveness.
“I heard (Nazi Dr. Josef) Mengele say that I only had two weeks to live, and I decided I was going to prove him wrong,” Kor said about her Auschwitz experience. “I didn’t understand what I did. Why did Hitler hate me?”
Now in her 80s, Kor has a better understanding of why she’s endured so many trials throughout her life. Her captivating story doesn’t come without controversy, particularly her decision to publicly forgive Mengele, Hitler and all Nazis, and it’s all part of “Eva: A-7063,” masterfully written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Ted Green.
“I've never seen a greater personal example of the triumph of the human spirit than Eva Mozes Kor,” Green said. “Her psychological transformation and the good she's doing for others are astonishing."
Green and co-producer Brown have traveled the world capturing heartfelt interviews and stunning scenes of Kor’s most significant successes – stories of lives changed after hearing about her experiences and life perspective. The film is narrated by Hollywood icon Ed Asner and includes on-camera appearances from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, former NBA great Ray Allen, TV and movie star Elliott Gould and many others who reveal touching accounts of Kor’s impact on their own lives.