LEST WE FORGET, 2018 (Documentary film about the exhibition)

Please join us for the screening of Luigi Toscano's documentary film Lest We Forget as part of the Noon Film Series at the San Francisco Public Library.

The documentary Lest We Forget follows the German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano over years of fascinating working experience. The documentary allows the viewer an insight into his work for the exhibition. “The portrayed survivors are the faces and voices of the culture of remembrance,” says the artist in conjunction with his exhibit in San Francisco. “Lest We Forget is much more than just looking back at our dark past: It urges everyone to confront the past in order to ensure that nothing like the Holocaust ever happens again.”

Toscano is a photographer and filmmaker from Mannheim, Germany, where Lest We Forget was presented for the first time in 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

In 2018, Lest We Forget was brought to the United States. The exhibition was first shown in January in New York City where it was installed at the United Nations headquarters to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In April, Lest We Forget was shown in Washington, DC where more than 120 portraits were placed along the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

The exhibit Lest We Forget is presented by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco and the German Consulate General San Francisco, with heartfelt gratitude to Barbro and Bernard Osher for their generosity. With appreciation for the support of the Consulate General of Israel, the Consulate General of Italy, and the Italian Cultural Center. Special thanks to the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Recreation and Parks and numerous community partners.

In cooperation with the San Francisco Public Library.