Screening preview: These Candles Burn

This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night.

Frame from These Candles BurnJordan Schopick’s “These Candles Burn” defies categorization. Documentary-cum-poem, perhaps. However you describe it, Jordan’s film is a moving first-person tribute. Jordan had this to say about its genesis:

I am 17 and a Junior at Portsmouth High School. I spent the last semester in Israel at Alexander Muss High School in Israel. We learned about Jewish history, and in the middle while we covered the Holocaust, we took a week trip in Poland. We visited multiple concentration camps and significant places in Poland, and I filmed everywhere we went. I knew from the  start that I wanted to make a powerful film in memory of the victims, so I filmed anything I could for the week. I started editing right when I got back, blew off homework, stayed up late, and edited on the bus until I finished.

Come to Portsmouth Short Film Night on Sunday, February 24 at 7:30pm in 3S Artspace’s Store Gallery in Portsmouth, NH to see this and the other great short films being screened!

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