January 25, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMUptown Campus
The Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience invites you to a multimodal program on The Lonely Child, featuring Producer and Director Marc Smolowitz, Writer and Producer Alix Wall, and a performance by the Klezmer All-Stars.
The Lonely Child is a feature documentary that tells the story of a little-known Yiddish lullaby “Dos Elnte Kind” (The Lonely Child) written inside the Vilna Ghetto during the Holocaust. Over 75 years later, the daughter of the girl in the song — Alix Wall — goes on a global quest to find those keeping the song alive today, inviting musicians from around the world to perform their own interpretations of it. Through conversations and performance, the lullaby serves as a vehicle to explore themes of inherited memory and trauma, music and art as resistance, and the song’s surprising relevance amid today’s global refugee crisis.
The event will include clips from the film, which is currently in progress, conversation with Alix Wall and Marc Smolowitz, and a performance of the lullaby and other melodies by the Klezmer Allstars.