Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education is pleased to announce that Cinemark, one of the world’s largest motion picture exhibitors, will be screening Schindler’s List as part of a Classic Series featuring four films of filmmaker Steven Spielberg, with all proceeds from the screenings of Schindler’s List to benefit the Institute. The Classic Series will begin on June 2, 2013 and also include showings of Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
Schindler’s List will be shown on Sunday, June 23rd at 2:00pm, and on Wednesday, June 26th at 2:00 and 7:00pm. Screenings will be held in participating Cinemark theatres, which can be located by going to http://www.cinemark.com. These three screenings mark the only opportunity for the public to see the historic Academy-Award winning film in theatres in 2013. USC Shoah Foundation will be holding a limited number of benefit screenings of the film in the fall as part of its 20th Anniversary program.
Steven Spielberg founded the USC Shoah Foundation in 1994 after his experience making Schindler’s List. The Institute is dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides a compelling voice for education and action. The Institute currently features nearly 52,000 eyewitness testimonies in its Visual History Archive that were taken in 56 countries and 32 languages. The Visual History Archive is the largest digital collection of its kind in the world.
Using testimony from the Visual History Archive, the Institute develops teaching tools for educators across the disciplinary spectrum, such as history, civics, English, and other language arts. The Institute also provides professional development to prepare educators worldwide to use testimony in relevant and engaging ways—providing an experience that takes students beyond the textbook.
IWitness, the Institute’s flagship educational website for teachers and their students, was recently recognized as one of the “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning” by the American Association of School Librarians. The website provides students access to 1,300 testimonies for guided exploration. Students can engage with the testimonies and bring them into their own multimedia projects via a built-in video editor. By combining testimonies with interactive and content-rich activities, IWitness promotes deeper understanding of twentieth century history and development of twenty-first century digital-literacy skills to inspire responsible participation in civil society.
ABOUT CINEMARK HOLDINGS, INC.
Cinemark is a leading domestic and international motion picture exhibitor, operating 467 theatres with 5,259 screens in 39 U.S. states, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and 10 other Latin American countries as of March 31, 2013. For more information go to http://www.cinemark.com.
ABOUT USC SHOAH FOUNDATION - THE INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL HISTORY AND EDUCATION
USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education is dedicated to making audiovisual interviews with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, a compelling voice for education and action. The Institute’s current collection of nearly 52,000 eyewitness testimonies contained within its Visual History Archive preserves history as told by the people who lived it, and lived through it. Housed at the University of Southern California, within the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Institute works with partners around the world to advance scholarship and research, to provide resources and online tools for educators, and to disseminate the testimonies for educational purposes. For more information visit sfi.usc.edu.
Anne Marie Stein
Director of Communications
USC Shoah Foundation
VP, Head of Marketing & Communications