Screening | After Auschwitz

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

Please join us for the Philadelphia premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary film After Auschwitz: The Stories of Six Women.

Tuesday, October 24th at 6pm, Arch Building, Room 208, 3601 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Jon Kean, Penn alum, C’89.

Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Jewish Studies Program and the Department of History.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

About the Film After Auschwitz: The Stories of Six Women
Directed by Philadelphia native, Jon Kean (Friends’ Central ’85, University of Pennsylvania ’89), After Auschwitz is the first documentary to focus solely on the experiences of survivors from the day of liberation until today. After Auschwitz is a “Post-Holocaust” documentary that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. These women all moved to the United States, married, raised children and became “Americans,” but they never truly found a place to call home. What makes the story so much more fascinating is how these women saw, interpreted and interacted with the changing face of America in the second half of the 20th century. They serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart breaking but always inspiring. In these complicated political times, After Auschwitz reminds us that if we need to examine the country we have been in order to see the country that we want to be.

Bala Cynwyd Productions:
Founded by Philadelphia native Jon Kean in 2003, Bala Cynwyd Productions is a documentary film production house devoted to “story first” films. The focus is always on the subjects and their stories, guided by the belief that through smaller, personal experiences an audience can form a more complete view of the subject.

For questions about the film, please contact Jon Kean at or visit

Cinema Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782