Film Screening: Flory’s Flame

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 1pm ET
Free with suggested $10 donation.
See “Ways to Watch” below for details on how to access the program

Join us as we screen the 2014 documentary, Flory’s Flame. The one-hour documentary weaves the life story of NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award winner, Flory Jagoda, with her 2013 Celebration Concert at the US Library of Congress. The combined personal and musical overviews open a window on pre-Inquisition Spanish Jewish life. Flory’s roots go back to that pre-1492 era, then  to the Balkans, Bosnia and Croatia. As the sole surviving Altarac family member, with most of her family killed during World War II, Flory’s life mission has been to continue her family’s cultural legacy through their music. Her strength of spirit shines through her challenging but ultimately triumphant story expressed in the context of the impactful music performed by Flory and 25 fellow musicians in the prestigious and inspiring Library of Congress Celebration Concert.

The screening will be followed by a short panel discussion and Q&A featuring some special guests whose names will be announced closer to the event.

Information on the Documentary

Flory’s Flame was produced by Ellen Friedland and Curt Fissel. For more information, please contact them at Voices & Visions Productions, Ltd.


Ways to Watch

Facebook: Look for the LIVE post on the Museum’s Facebook page at 1 pm ET. You do not need a Facebook account to view the program.

NMAJH website: A little before the program start time, the livestream will also be available at the top of this page. You will be prompted to enter your email address. Please note that you may need to refresh your screen and press “play” on the video—the static image will be replaced with the live feed before the program starts. Please note that audience Q&A is only available on Facebook and Zoom during the live program.

Zoom: Registration is required to receive the link—click here. There are a limited number of Zoom slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Zoom will cut off registration when the limit has been reached. Should that occur, please use one of the other methods listed above instead—they are all free and have unlimited capacity.

This program is presented by The National Museum of American Jewish History with co-sponsorship from The Center for Cultural Vibrancy, Voices & Visions Productions, Ltd., and Temple BZBI.