The Ripple Project Presents:
A trailer for the 2nd episode of The Ripple Project: One Series; Shared Memory
Painting helps a man express horrors beyond words.
“This was. This is.” Brooklyn-based artist and Shoah survivor, Fred Terna, declares gesturing towards two paintings—one ominous and dark, the other lighter, with hues of hope. “This is how the memory changed.” Shared Memories is part oral history, part private gallery tour where Terna invites the viewer into his home and discusses pieces from his carefully catalogued collection spanning the history of his artwork. Together, the paintings and Terna’s stories describe his path from the Czech Republic to Brooklyn, from surviving Theresienstadt to his taxing marriage with a fellow survivor. In Shared Memory, Terna reveals how painting is both a way of coping with the horrors he has experienced and a means to preserve his memories.
Director: Liron Unreich
Director of Photography: Boaz Freund
Editor: Roy Gokay Wol
Producer: Michael McDevitt
Executive Producer: The Ripple Project