Previous Screenings

International Screenings

Hamburg, Germany

London, England,

Zagreb, Croatia

Television Broadcasts

Over 1000 PBS broadcasts nationwide


Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago, Illinois

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, Illinois

North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, Illinois

Am Yisrael Congregation, Northfield, Illinois

B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, Homewood, Illinois

Ner Tamid Ezra Habonim Egalitarian Minyan, Chicago, Illinois

Congregation Beth Shalom, DeKalb, Illinois

West Suburban Temple Har Zion, Oak Park, Illinois

Temple Emanuel, Chicago, Illinois

Hakafa, Glencoe, Illinois

Temple Beth-El, Northbrook, Illinois

Anshe Sholom Synagogue, Olympia Fields, Illinois

B’nai Tikvah Congregation, Deerfield, Illinois

Ezra Habonim Niles Township Synagogue, Skokie, Illinois

Moriah Congregation, Deerfield, Illinois

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston, Illinois

Congregation Solel, Highland Park, Illinois

Sukkat Shalom, Wilmette, Illinois

Temple Shalom, Chicago, Illinois

Temple Jeremiah, Northfield, Illinois

Temple B’nai Israel, Aurora, Illinois

Temple Judea Mizpah, Skokie, Illinois

Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, Kansas

Public Libraries
Lincolnwood Public Library, Lincolnwood, Illinois

Glencoe Public Library, Glencoe, Illinois

Wilmette Library, Wilmette, Illinois

Highland Park Library with Highland Park Senior Center, Highland Park, Illinois

Bonita Springs Public Library, Bonita Springs, Florida

Skokie Public Library, Skokie, Illinois

Prospect Heights Library, Prospect Heights, Illinois

Indian Trails Library, Wheeling, Illinois

Palm Beach County Library System, Hagen Road Branch, Delray Beach, Florida

Lee County Library System, South County Branch, Estero, Florida

Palm Beach County Library System, Gardens Branch, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Elgin Public Library, Elgin, Illinois

Lee County Library System, Fort Myers, Florida

Chicago Public Library: Bezazian, Mt. Greenwood, Roosevelt Branches, Chicago, Illinois

Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Grand Army Plaza Library, Brooklyn, New York

Film Festivals
Crystal Palace International Film Festival, London, UK–September, 2012

Sycamore Film Festival, Sycamore, Illinois — Awarded “Best of Fest” and “Best Documentary”–September, 2013

Louisville International Film Festival, Louisville, Kentucky–October, 2012

Weyauwega International Film Festival, Weyauwega, Wisconsin–November, 2012

Red Rocks Film Festival, St. George, Utah–November, 2012

East Lansing Film Festival, East Lansing, Michigan–November, 2012

Alexandria Film Festival, Alexandria, Virginia–November, 2012

Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida–November, 2012

Beloit International Film Festival, Beloit, Wisconsin — Awarded “Ken Hendricks Award for Excellence”–February, 2013

Studio City Film Festival, Los Angeles, California–February, 2013

Julien Dubuque Film Festival, Dubuque, Iowa–March, 2013

Queens World Film Festival, New York, New York–March, 2013

Logan Film Festival, Logan, Utah–March, 2013

Fort Myers Film Festival, Fort Myers, Florida–March, 2013

Geneva Film Festival, Geneva, Illinois — Awarded “Best Emerging Documentary Filmmaker”–March, 2013

River Bend Film Festival, South Bend, Indiana–April, 2013

Fallbrook International Film Festival, Fallbrook, California–April, 2013

Zagreb Jewish Film Festival of Tolerance, Zagreb, Croatia–May, 2013

Albuquerque Film and Media Experience, Albuquerque, New Mexico–June, 2013

Hoboken International Film Festival, Hoboken, New Jersey–June, 2013

Interrobang Film Festival (Des Moines Arts Festival), Des Moines, Iowa–June, 2013

Long Island International Film Expo, Long Island, New York–July, 2013

Naperville Independent Film Festival, Naperville, Illinois-September, 2013

Retirement/Elder Communities
The Selfhelp Home, Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie, Illinois

Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Miami, Florida

Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, St. Louis, Missouri

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education and JCC, Cincinnati, Ohio

Holocaust Education Resource Council, Tallahassee, Florida

Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, Naples, Florida

Elementary, Middle and High Schools
Sycamore Middle School, Sycamore, Illinois

Peterson Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois

Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Illinois

Mark Sheridan Academy, Chicago, Illinois

Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

UNO Charter School, Chicago, Illinois

Universities and Colleges
Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

WLRN Holocaust Symposium at University of Miami Law School, Miami, Florida

Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, Illinois

Oakton Community College, Skokie, Illinois

National Louis University, Lifelong Learning Institute, Skokie, Illinois

Contemporary History Institute, Athens, Ohio

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Hillel of Southwest Missouri, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio

Non-Profit Organizations
The ARK, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicago Filmmakers at Skokie Theater, Skokie, Illinois

Association of Descendants of the Shoah, Chicago, Illinois

Sheerit HaPleitah of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan, Chicago, Illinois

Holocaust Community Services of the Jewish Child and Family Service, Chicago, Illinois

Tannenbaum Chabad House, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Limmud Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Hidden Children/Child Survivors, Chicago, Illinois

Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest New Jersey, Whippany, New Jersey

Goethe Institut, Chicago, Illinois

Goethe-Institut Washington, D.C.

Standard Club, Chicago, Illinois

JUF Young Leadership Division, Chicago, Illinois

Leo Baeck Institute, New York City, New York

Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

Women’s Cultural Alliance, Naples, Florida

Jewish Heritage Club, Boynton Beach, Florida

American Academy of Religion, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio

Jewish Community Center, Rockford, Illinois

Host Your Own Screening:

So you’d like to host a screening of REFUGE? Fantastic! We’re here to help you with the process, so here’s some information to get you started on planning your event. REFUGE is a great resource for civic and dialogue groups, religious and interfaith communities, human rights and reconciliation organizations, history and social studies classrooms, diversity and tolerance trainings, youth clubs, leadership councils, and more.

As a one-hour feature-length documentary, REFUGE includes eyewitness testimony spanning 75 years from before, during, and after the Holocaust. This is achieved through intimate one-on-one interviews with Selfhelp Home’s residents and founders – themselves Holocaust survivors and refugees – as well as archival footage and interviews with historians. For a more detailed description of the film, please click here.

The film’s director, Ethan Bensinger, may be available for a Q&A session following your screening of the film. If you’re interested in inviting Ethan for a Q&A and/or screening of REFUGE, we ask that you fill out and submit the form below in order to let us know about your organization, your needs, and any of your questions, and we’ll get back to you with more information.

REFUGE is available for screening on DVD. Thank you for your interest in our film!