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We Want The Light

A film by Christopher Nupen

We Want The Light A film by Christopher Nupen


A film by Christopher Nupen and his Allegro Films team which investigates the fruitful but complex relationship between the Jews and German music.

The title, We Want The Light!, is taken from a poem by a 12-year-old girl, Eva Pickova, written in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Her words also provide the climax of the film – in a setting for two choruses and orchestra by the composer Franz Waxman, in his work The Song of Terezin.

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  • Directed by:
  • Production date: 2003
  • Duration: 59 min
  • Production: © Allegro Films
  • Available version(s): EN


  • The Gürzenich Orchestra
  • Cologne Opera Chorus
  • The Cologne Cathedral Children's Choir
  • Vladimir Ashkenazy | Conductor
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