Q&A with FOUR WINTERS Filmmaker
Julia Mintz With Robert Bielsky, Son of Legendary Partisan Leader Tuvia Bielski
Monday, October 3
Julia Mintz’s work focuses on narratives of bravery and resistance against unimaginable odds. She has been on the producing teams for films which have been shortlisted for the Academy Awards, have premiered at Cannes, Sundance and TriBeCa, and won Emmy, Peabody and festival awards. Her films can be seen on HBO, PBS, American Masters, Netflix, Amazon, and are shown on college campuses across the country. She has taught seminars and workshops worldwide, and has held an adjunct faculty position at LIU in NYC. Mintz has been a featured keynote and guest speaker for engagements in both the public and private sectors. Mintz is an award-winning artist and accomplished multigrant recipient for her work in visual arts and documentary film.
Robert Bielsky is the son of the legendary partisan leader Tuvia Bielski, who led over 1,250 Jews through the Belarusian forest after escaping Nazi-occupied Poland – the largest armed rescue of Jews by Jews in WW2. His actions were depicted in the movie Defiance (2009), starring Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jaime Bell. As founder and Chairman of Manhattan Commercial Realty, Robert has a national reputation as a leader in the commercial real estate industry, with numerous appearances as keynote speakers on real estate panels across the country.