Trezoros Film Branding/Promo
Excerpt from a press release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Trezoros Documentary About Greek Holocaust Victims Screens & Premieres in LA
Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria Greece” Gaining Worldwide Acclaim
Los Angeles, CA-November 17, 2016 – “Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria” will be screening at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Los Angeles for one week and five times daily, starting Friday, November 25th through December 1, with the official premiere event on November 29.
A name taken from the Ladino/Judeo Spanish term of endearment meaning “Treasures”, “Trezoros” is a documentary that chronicles the untold history and destruction of one of the formerly thriving Sephardic communities in Greece. Screening premieres in London, Cannes, Melbourne, Sydney and New York have received positive reviews to date.
Directed by Lawrence Russo, and co-directed and produced by Larry Confino, the film has recently qualified for consideration as an Academy Award nominee.
“Trezoros” is set in the picturesque town of Kastoria, where Jews and Christians lived in harmony and friendship for over two thousand years. In October 1940, this changed forever with the invasion of Greece by Axis forces. Initially occupied by Italy, the Jewish community remained, but after Mussolini fell from power, the Nazis took control of the town, eventually gathering all the residents in a single day, and sent them to concentration camps.
Using never-before-seen archival footage, “Trezoros” vibrantly brings to life just one of many Jewish communities that had existed in Greece before the end of World War II. The film is a story told by its survivors, with interviews filmed on location in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Athens, Tsur Moshe, Tel Aviv, Miami, and New York.