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April 17th, 7PM
Willow Theatre
Boca Raton, Florida
Special Screening in honor of Holocaust Remembrance 
"The Lion of Judah: The True Story of a Brave Soul"

DocMiami Fil m Festival in Partnership with the Willow Theatre will present a Special Screening of "The Lion of Judah: The True Story of a Brave Soul." Written an Directed by Matt Mindell, this compelling film tells the story of Holocaust survivor Leo Zisman who leads a group of young adults on a journey back to Poland and through humanity's darkest period, with trip participants speaking of their own search for answers. The film's powerful message encourages viewers to remember the past and use it to change the world for the better.  

The evening will begin with a Special Guest Host film introduction by "The Positive Broadcaster" Jonathan JDOGG Lederman. Jonathan's mantra of service to humanity is the best work of life can be seen in all he does. Mr. Lederman hosts The Anything Bucket, which airs on WRPBiTV and is also the host of his own radio show, "Get Motivated With Jonathan JDOGG Lederman."
Upcoming and Favorite DocMiami Shows on Cubanarama

Jose Luis Martinez, "Connect Cuba" Tune in 4/19 @ 11:30am EST

Roberto Ramos, "Cubaocho Art and Research Centre" Tune in 4/22 @ 9pm EST 

Los Sin Derechos "Those Without Rights" and "OFF_LINE" 
Los Los Sin Derechos/Those Without Rights is directed by Daniel Urdanivia
and produced by Pedro Corzo. "Los Sin Derechos", reveals details of the Human Rights situation in Cuba. Several individuals are interviewed whom expose the continuous violation of their rights by the government since its rise to power. These testimonials describe the systematic violations of their civil rights, the ethnic and religious discrimination they are victims of and the limitations of their liberties, such as freedom of speech. Candid interviews and dramatizations depict the experiences and accounts of various abuses. There will be a filmmaker Q & A session after the film with Producer, Pedro Corzo 
You can also look forward to "OFF_LINE" a short documentary film, directed by Yaima Pardo, which documents the (lack of) internet in Cuba.  

Photographer Andres Labrada
Andres Labrada, was born in Brooklyn, New York and educated at the University of Miami's Cosford school of cinematography and film production. Mr. LaBrada focuses his work on videography and photography. Currently, Mr. LaBrada is shooting with Leica Camera, a series featuring images of South Florida landscapes and street scenes. When asked about the upcoming exhibit, Andres responded, "I look forward to presenting my photographic work at the DocMiami Film Festival's Cubaocho event." The photographs highlight South Florida's unique landscapes from the Everglades to the people of South Florida. Andres Labrada will of course be at this event and will also be taking portraits of our guests during the evening.

Special Guest, Jose Luis Martinez - Connect Cuba
Jose Luis graduated from the University of Miami's School of Communication majoring in Motion Pictures and Theater Arts. Jose Luis Martinez has worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars.  He was previously the Creative Director of the Miami World Cinema Center, where he has served as a producer on several independent feature films, many of which have premiered at film festivals such as MIFF, Marbella, and South by Southwest. Mr. Martinez is currently working with the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba on an ambitious digital media project Connect Cuba to bring greater internet connectivity and human rights awareness to the island.