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Amelia Islander

Raise the Roof at Fernandina Beach Library

Aug 02, 2017 02:00AM
On Thursday August 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. join friends at the Fernandina Beach Library for a very special documentary screening of Raise the Roof, by Yari and Cary Wolinsky. Rivaling the greatest wooden architecture in history, the synagogues of 18th-century Poland inspired artists Rick and Laura Brown to undertake a reconstruction.

Leading over 300 students and professionals from 16 countries, the Browns grapple not with just the echoes of World War II when the buildings were destroyed by the Nazis, but also with warped timbers, tricky paints. and hand tools. By the end of the project, the Browns have done much more than reconstruct an object – they have recovered a lost world.

For more information about the film visit www.raisetheroof.com or www.jewishfilm.org.