JANKA, the Movie

Available to stream now, at ReadingFilmFest2020.com.

This beautifully produced film, combining a powerful performance, rare photographs and stirring music, is inspired by Janka Festinger's true story, and recounts her liberation, her time in the camps, and her life in America.


The film, based on the award-winning one-character play that has toured the world, tells the story of Janka Festinger, a Romanian Jew who survived the Holocaust.


See the trailer here!


The script, written by her son, was based on a sixty-page letter describing her harrowing experience about which she wrote to an American uncle after her liberation from Nazi internment.

The play is a testament to the human spirit and the will to survive.

Critics have called Janice Noga's performance "brilliant."


Stream it now to your smartphone, tablet or smartTV.

The Janka Project

P.O. Box 4289

Fresno, CA 93744-4289

Phone: (559) 284-8247



Janka Festinger's Moments of Happiness

book on Amazon.com

Order here.

Fresno Arts Council

1245 Van Ness Avenue

Fresno, CA 93721

Phone: (559) 237-9734