Composer Jocelyn Pook
Director Emma Bernard

Drawing Life features poems and drawings by Jewish children imprisoned in Terezin, a walled 18th Century garrison town in former Czechoslovakia used as a concentration camp for more than 150,000 Jews. Between 1941 and 1944, of the 15,000 children deported there and then to Auschwitz, only 100 survived. The children’s poems and drawings, stuffed into walls or buried outside, are a moving testament to the prisoners resilience.

Drawing inspiration from the children’s creative spirit, Jocelyn Pook has created a dramatised song cycle with film and video, based on the book 
I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

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