Passion and Purpose: Beth Lane

Artist Speaker Series

When artists create work about things that they care about, they make better art. This series aims to explore all the ways that “passion projects” emerge, evolve, develop, are supported, funded and deployed.

Why do you make the work that you make, and how does it affect change? These are the key questions we pose to participants, who will share their stories in images, words and interactive sessions.

January 27, 2021
Would You Hide Me?
Beth Lane

New York, New York -March 28, 2019. Portrait of Beth Lane photographed in Manhattan. CREDIT: Chad Batka

Beth Lane is a filmmaker, actress and activist living in Los Angeles and Ojai, California. A graduate of the MFA program at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film & Television, Beth is the writer, producer and director of the feature documentary film, WOULD YOU HIDE ME?, which is in post-production. For Beth, this film is both a professional milestone and a personal quest to immortalize the incredible story of her family’s survival as Jews living in Germany during World War II and the unwavering courage shown by those who helped them.

Go to for additional information about Beth and her film.

Beth is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and questions she asks herself all the time are: “would I be here if my mother hadn’t been hidden?” and “who else helped my mother and her siblings survive?” She will discuss with us some of the answers she has found through her making of this incredible film.

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