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RABBI WILLIAM WOLFF ; HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE YASHAR FOUNDATION

[…] “Nowadays we can have breakfast in Berlin, dinner in Baltimore or Buenos Aires. Nevertheless we don`t understand each other any better. For mutual understanding we don`t only need flights and appointments. Much more important are our hearts and souls. To create mutual understanding is the very goal of the Yashar Foundation. Because mutual understanding is the foundation for peace.” […]

The Patron Volker Schlöndorff of „Here We Are!“ about the Project:

 

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“… Filmmakers, as other artists as well, must live with the question which stories should I tell and how should I tell them? Those stories don`t necessarily need to deal with the Genocide or with the Shoah; on the contrary. As all other artists they can tell any story which imposes itself on them. Comedy, Drama, Documentary or Autobiographical stuff, Action, Entertainment; they could do any kind of film. But in any case the “Heritage” will play a role consciously or unconsciously. It can be a help or a burden. Therefore I believe that workshops between young people from Rwanda, Israel, and Germany can be something extraordinary. One sees how the other one does things; how the counterpart deals with his or her “heritage”. As an observer, teacher, and master I`m curious about this experience.”

 

YASHAR, ישר

Yashar is a Hebrew word and means “upright, straightforward, open, direct, and honest” – This is what we promote.

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