Los Angeles Museum to screen student projects

Sophie Cohen

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust’s Righteous Conversations Project will screen 15 student-made public service announcements at their annual screening and gifting ceremony at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Ahmanson Theater at 7 p.m.
The Righteous Conversations Project unites students and Holocaust survivors to fight social injustice through media workshops and community events.
Students from a wide range of schools, such as Harvard-Westlake, Milken, Sequoia, Viewpoint, Lincoln Middle School, John Adams Middle School and Immaculate Heart, produced the films.
Student filmmakers applied lessons of intolerance in the past to contemporary issues in their films.
“We have public service announcements about censorship, homophobia and water usage,” Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke said.
Two of the 15 films are Holocaust-related, where in making the film, students interviewed a survivor and distilled his or her story in a short animation.
Holocaust survivors, along with representatives from non-profit organizations, will be at the screening.
After the public service announcements are made, these films will be gifted to non-profit organizations.
They will be used in the organizations’ own work.