Film Screening: The Secret Life of Words
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at Portland State University, hosted by the Portland Center for Public Humanities presents:

The Secret Life of Words. A Film by Isabel Croixet

Wednesday, March 6th, 7 p.m.
Oregon Holocaust Resource Center1953 NW Kearney St, Portland OR 97209 (Off street parking is available in the lot beside the building)

The Secret Life of Words, Isabel Croixet’s brilliant, laconic story about an attempt to build intimacy in the wake of unimaginable trauma. The film will be followed by a discussion with Professor Greg Goekjian

The event is free and open to the public.

The film screening is part of a series sponsored by the the Holocaust and Genocide Study Project at the Portland Center for Public Humanities to investigate and educate the public about genocide from an interdisciplinary perspective. The films in the series approach their topic from a wide range of angles. The first film in our series deals with the traumatic aftermaths of a genocidal campaign (and the attempt to heal from it); the second thematizes the question of how genocide is represented -- both by its perpetrators and by historians in the aftermath; while the third treats the question of survival. Each film will be followed by a discussion, led by a professor from Portland State University who teaches courses related to the study of genocide and the holocaust. Click here to read more about this series and see what other films will be shown.

It is cosponsored by the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center, Judaic Studies, and the English Department.

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Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Conference & Events Office, (503) 725-CONF, or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.