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