RESISTANCE: Conversation with Jesse Eisenberg + Jonathan Jakubowicz

The International March of the Living kicked off our new webinar series on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 with a conversation about the film Resistance with its star Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and director and screenwriter Jonathan Jakubowicz (Hands of Stone, Secuestro Express). The program was moderated by Dana Arschin, 2X Emmy Award-Winning reporter for Fox 5 News in NY, and March of the Living 2018 alumna.

The film is based on the true story of legendary mime Marcel Marceau, who put his fledgling career as an artist on hold to spirit Jewish refugee children out of Nazi-occupied France, even as his own father was murdered at Auschwitz.

For both Jonathan and Jesse, the story of Marceau is not an aberration, but familiar. Their lineage is filled with both survivors and victims of the Holocaust. Jonathan feels lucky to have been able to make a movie like this and recognizes that the difference was often a Marceau: not a larger-than-life figure, but one of those civilian heroes who uses what they have to save a stranger. Jesse Eisenberg wants people to know that “Every survivor’s story requires some kind of miracle, and some selfless person putting their life on the line.”

 “The importance of recognizing the courage of those who risk their lives to save the lives of others is an important message to impart to the next generation. Marcel Marceau is a role model for all and we at the March of the Living are proud to share his story through the brilliant performance in Resistance by the incomparable Jesse Eisenberg,” said Phyllis Greenberg Heideman, President.

The program was moderated by Dana Arschin, 2X Emmy Award-Winning reporter for Fox 5 News NY, and March of the Living alumna. “I am incredibly honored and humbled for the unique opportunity to interview Jesse and Jonathan. The three of us already share a special bond as descendants of Holocaust survivors. I am eager to learn their stories and am hoping to convince them to join me on the March one year!”

This International March of the Living webinar was held in partnership with IFC Films and Mean Streets Management.

We want to thank each of our distribution partners including our March of the Living regions around the world.

During this time of social distancing, Resistance is available for viewing on multiple online platforms

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