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FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society Presents ‘Defiant Requiem’ Documentary Screening

JUPITER, Fla. (February 5, 2013) - Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) Jupiter will present a screening of the film “Defiant Requiem,” a feature-length documentary about the untold story of the resistance by the Jewish prisoners at Terezin Concentration Camp. The Defiant Requiem Foundation will hold the screening on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. in the LLS complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, in Jupiter.

“Defiant Requiem” includes testimony provided by surviving members of Schacter’s choir, the singers’ views of the Verdi music, as a work of defiance and resistance to the Nazis. The Defiant Requiem Foundation collaborated with Partisan Pictures in New York to produce the film.

Murry Sidlin, a distinguished conductor, educator and artistic innovator, will present the film along with Stuart E. Eizenstat, chairman of the board of The Defiant Requiem Foundation. The film has been selected by the film festival DocuWeeks as one of 20 documentaries to run in theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a week in August 2013, and was named Best Feature Length Documentary at the Big Apple Film Festival in New York. “Defiant Requiem” is scheduled to air on PBS stations nationwide this spring.

The Honorable Ann Brown and Donald Brown will sponsor a reception following the film presentation. Tickets are $20 for LLS members and $25 for non-members. For more information, contact the LLS at 561-799-8547.


The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter is dedicated to enriching the lives of adults of all ages by offering non-credit, university-level courses that are taught by highly qualified professors and distinguished guest lecturers.

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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