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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020

ARTS AND CULTURE

Jonathan Jakubowicz

Filmmaker

Jonathan Jakubowicz is a Venezuelan filmmaker and writer, winner of the German Film Peace Prize 2020 for his film "Resistance,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg as Marcel Marceau – the famous French Jewish mime artist who rescued Jewish children in France from the clutches of the Nazi occupation. Jakubowicz, who grew up with Holocaust survivors on both sides of his family, knew that trying to make a Schindler’s List-type movie would prove to be too painful. With “Resistance,” he was able to bring a Jewish fighter against the Nazis to life on the screen. “This is really one of the most important stories that’s ever been told,” the director reflected in an interview. “It became my mission to tell it and I didn’t stop until I did.” (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)

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