NOT The Last Butterfly is the award-winning documentary film about The Butterfly Project, a non-profit organization who uses lessons of the Holocaust to educate about the dangers of hatred and bigotry through the painting of ceramic butterflies, permanently displayed around the world to memorialize each of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. Paired with a meaningful lesson in history, handmade ceramic butterflies are counted collectively to reach our goal of 1.5 million butterflies displayed around the world, a global memorial symbolizing renewed life.
NOT The Last Butterfly has been appearing in film festivals since 2016 and not only shares the inspiring story of The Butterfly Project, but also serves as a call to action for everyone who sees it. The Butterfly Project encourages people everywhere to join us in creating a more peaceful world by bringing The Butterfly Project to their communities.
“After 11 days and over 20 films, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival was a wonderful, informative experience, but exhausting. Taking a deep breath, I finally had a chance to view Not The Last Butterfly this evening and was blown away by your excellent film. Seeing some of the survivors who are no longer alive was very emotional, but the survivor of Terezin was especially moving. Your efforts, along with a large crew that worked on the film, is most impressive. Jan's brilliant idea, along with your exceptional artistry, have created a movement that is so meaningful to the younger generation who will carry on after the survivors and the second generation are no longer here. You can count on me to continue supporting the Butterfly Project. I have a few days to regroup before I participate in the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Thank you for sharing the film with me.” Karen Brand Rogoff, San Diego, CA
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