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Event: The Paulina Project: A Life Work/ Work

Decades after her death, I met Paulina, and she schooled me in life. I am making a film about it.

The Paulina Project: A Life Work

A work-in-progress presentation by Michelle Levy in conversation with Annie Berman

Thursday, December 8, 7-9 pm

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Presented by The Neighborhood and Union Docs:

Event description:


In the fall of 2018, artist/performer Michelle Levy went to Poland to investigate the 1945 Holocaust testimony of a Polish-Jewish woman named Paulina. Her plans went beautifully off-track as a series of errors and coincidences led to an existential reckoning between life and death in which a promise was made. The Paulina Project: A Lifework is a film project in process born of a multi-year performance. For this event – a hybrid performance-lecture, work-in-progress sharing, and conversation with the filmmaker and educator Annie Berman – Michelle will share the story and how it has radically transformed her own life.

Go here for full information on the event and to reserve a ticket


Thank you to the Neighborhood and Union Docs for hosting the event, to filmmaker Annie Berman for joining me in conversation, and to artist and family constellation specialist Luisa Muhr for helping set the mood.

This film-in-process emerges from an evolving performance and collaboration with Warsaw-based writer/ artist Patrycja Dołowy, Michelle's partner on a journey across Poland and Ukraine following Paulina's story.

It is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. It is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Paulina is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts. If you would like to support the film's development this holiday season, tax-deductible contributions may be made here.


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