A Message From the President
The time has finally come for us to unveil the most elaborate WFYI production ever created: “Eva,” the story of Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor. Working in partnership with filmmaker Ted Green and co-producer Mika Brown, WFYI has never had such anticipation for a local documentary, and we can’t wait for you to see it.
In production for more than two years, the film premieres April 5 at Butler University’s Clowes Hall and then again April 14 at Indiana State University’s Tilson Auditorium. If you were unable to get tickets for either of those events, you will have to wait until October 25 when the show is broadcast on WFYI1.
“Eva” is the type of program that can literally change lives. It’s also a project that you won’t find on local commercial television – long-format storytelling that attempts to connect and empower our community. It’s something that would not be possible without the support of good people like you.
If you haven’t seen a Ted Green film before, you are in for a treat. This is our seventh collaboration with Ted who is a meticulous researcher, award-winning journalist and masterful storyteller. He has significant, notable help in telling this story. Iconic actor Ed Asner provides the narration, and Wolf Blitzer, Elliott Gould and basketball star Ray Allen all appear on camera to share their thoughts on Eva’s impact on lives all over the world.
Not everyone praises Eva’s decision to forgive the Nazis for what they did, and that’s an important part of this story. Ted and Mika have captured those sentiments, too, so that you can have the full picture of what Eva has gone through over the course of her 84 years. I invite you to visit thestoryofeva.com to find out more about the film and consider joining #TeamEva, which will support Eva’s cause through a variety of activities.
As you will read in the pages ahead, we have many other terrific things happening at WFYI these days, but “Eva” is definitely special. We thank her for trusting her story to Ted, Mika and WFYI. Thank you once again for supporting our efforts to reveal remarkable stories like this to the public.
WFYI President and CEO