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      November 13, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM

      66 Middle Street
      Brighton, Brighton and Hove

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      Back to Berlin - Middle Street Film Night

      The Friends of Middle Street Synagogue are delighted to welcome you to a screening of Back to Berlin (79 mins Cert 12A). Prepare to be taken on a deeply moving and inspiring road trip through nine countries from Athens to the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.  The evening will begin in the beautiful synagogue with a tour, followed by a short introduction to the film. Then we'll cross the street for the screening at The Werks Central. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. (All strictly kosher). All proceeds from this event will go towards the Restoration of Middle Street Synagogue. Click on the link below to view the film trailer: 'A remarkable, poignant and emotional documentary by Catherine Lurie-Alt, Back to Berlin follows 11 motorcyclists from Israel to Germany in 2015 as they recreate the mission of the original 1931 bikers, who rode through Europe to recruit players for the 1936 European Maccabi Games, the first Jewish Olympics on German soil. Carrying the Maccabiah torch from Athens to Berlin, they trace the horrifying events of the Holocaust through nine countries, visiting concentration camps and finally Auschwitz, before triumphantly delivering the beacon to the German games. With superb sound and cinematography – beautifully evocative, inspiring symphonic music accompanying lush shots of sweeping vistas – the documentary is exceptionally well conceived and produced. The riders carry the piece, and are to be commended for their emotional bravery, depth and genuine heart. A moving and honest eye-opener about the realities of World War II, the Holocaust and the after-effects thereof, Back to Berlin is a stunning film that everyone would benefit from seeing'. ★★★★★ Catherine Sedgwick

      Categories: Film

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