1. Resistance (with audio description)


    from Roaring Girl Productions Added 44 2 0

    Germany, 1939. At the outbreak of war, Hitler authorises a programme of mass-murder targeting the nation’s disabled people, transporting them from institutions to killing centres. Elise is a patient who sweeps the institution. She doesn’t speak and staff assume she doesn’t understand. But she watches everything. She watches buses full of patients leave and return empty. When it’s her turn, she knows what’s in store. Incarcerated, what hope can there be? Based on real events, this is the story of one woman’s resistance, in the only way she could.

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    • Martin's Journey


      from Thom Vander Beken Added 902 1 0

      Martin Wolff was the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust. After his liberation from the concentration camp Dora – Mittelbau, he came to Ghent, Belgium. He got married and started a family with 7 children. Like many survivors of the Holocaust, Martin remained silent about his experiences during the war for a very long time. In October 2012 the 7 children of Martin traveled to Germany and Poland in search of clues about their father’s experience. The film Martin’s Journey follows the family during that trip.

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      • PIEROGI BLUES teaser #2


        from Pierogi Blues Added 38 0 0

        PIEROGI BLUES is the feature documentary film about the blues in Poland, how it arrived there and the greater relationship to the themes of blues, black slavery and the Jewish holocaust. For the first time ever, the suffering of blacks, Jews and Poles intersect in the music of the blues, a sound that arrived there almost by accident, yet perfectly logical in all its ironies and coincidences. Follow veteren documentary filmmaker, Phil Ranstrom, as he travels the country on a odyssee into the blues. We are currently seeking finishing funds (under $50k) to complete this unique documentary for screenings in major worldwide film festivals and international distribution, with promotional support from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Corona, CA, USA. For more information, please contact. pierogi.blues@gmail.com

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          from FACESHIRHOME Added 22.5K 47 0

          Documentation: http://www.hirhome.com/israel/nazis_palestinians.htm All book chapters and videos: http://www.hirhome.com/colapso/colapso.htm Traces the history of PLO/Fatah, now better known as the 'Palestinian Authority,' the organization that will govern a future Palestinian State. The video shows how PLO/Fatah emerged from the German Nazi Final Solution. Hajj Amin al Husseini, father of the Palestinian Movement, creator of Fatah, and mentor to Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, was co-director with Adolf Eichmann of the death camp system that exterminated between 5 and 6 million European Jews in WWII.

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          • Is What Was


            from Jerry Tartaglia Added

            Please visit www.jerry501.com for more information about the complete film. IS WHAT WAS is an experimental documentary film essay that began as a visual diary of a visit to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp near Berlin, where gay men were tortured and murdered by the Nazis. My friend Wilhelm Hein brought me to that place in 2007 where I first saw a Pink Triangle that was worn by one of my ancestors-in-spirit. Around the same time I had begun to find vernacular photographs (snapshots) of Nazi soldiers that had been taken by their compatriots during the time of the Holocaust. These photographs were found in disassembled albums at flea markets and in private collections in America and Europe. The contradiction between the Nazi persecution of gay men and the visual evidence in the photographs prompted an inquiry into the context in which sexual identity is formulated. This inquiry led directly to the pioneering work of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825 – 1895). Although Ulrichs’ ideas of same gender sexuality are steeped in 19th Century imagery, he was nonetheless the first to name it, describe it, and promote it in positive, constructive terms that included not only the sexual aspects of Queer life, but sought to find the whole person in the andere sexualitaet (the other sexuality). Through the understanding of pride and power the contradiction in the photographs can be deciphered, and Ulrichs’ “Raethsel” (riddle) can be resolved: Queer Identity encompasses more than sexuality, and therein lays the threat to the power structures of oppression. The film intercuts present day images of Sachsenhausen and Berlin created by photographer Sean Michael Kirk, with the vernacular photographs and moving images to create this experimental visual essay.

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            • Traitor's Daughter (Russian Subtitles)


              from Roxana Spicer Added 962 1 2

              A four-minute trailer for the documentary, www.traitorsdaughter.com with Russian subtitles, to engage a new international audience.

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              • Memory


                from Nitzan kfir Added 812 6 7

                The goal to keep and remember the Holocaust led me to create a project that deals with personal and collective memory issue. The video is about my grandmother, Haya Brand, memories from that period. it's divided into four short stories I hear from her as a child and left me in precipitation. The four stories illustrated and animated to short films and each one of them experience a single significant. This is a final project as part of Visual Communication Design studies at HIT Holon Institute of Technology המטרה לזכור את השואה הניעה אותי ליצור פרויקט העוסק בזיכרון האישי והקולקטיבי בנושא. הסרטון על סבתי, חיה ברנד, מספר את זיכרונותיה מהתקופה. הוא מחולק לארבעה סיפורים קצרים שהייתי שומעת ממנה כילדה והשאירו בי משקעים רבים. ארבעת הסיפורים מאויירים ומונפשים בסרטונים קצרים ובכל סרטון חוויה משמעותית אחת זה הוא פרויקט גמר כחלק מלימודי עיצוב תקשורת חזותית במכון הטכנולוגי חולון sound//The Tumbled Sea - Children building this rainman out of snow

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                • I am my brother's keeper - excerpts


                  from Arik Boas Animation Added 229 1 2

                  Animation and graphics by http://www.arikboas-animation.com for a video installation commissioned by the Yad Vashem Museum on a special exhibition curated byYehudit Shendar, commemorating 50 years of honoring righteous among the nations. Directed by Gabriel Bibliowicz. Produced by Shula Spiegel Productions. Exhibition design by Chanan De Lange.

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                  • Knocking On Every Door - Anka Voticky


                    from The Azrieli Series Short Films Added 1,158 3 0

                    As Hitler’s army sweeps into Czechoslovakia in 1940, Anka Voticky, a twenty-five-year-old mother of two, her husband, Arnold, and her family flee half-way around the world to an unlikely refuge – the Chinese port of Shanghai. Estranged from all that is familiar, their security is threatened yet again when the Japanese occupying the city force the Jewish refugees into a ghetto. After the war, the Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia sends the Votickys on another harrowing journey out of Europe, this time to safety in Canada. Global in scope, Anka Voticky’s memoir provides a “rare glimpse of the far-reaching impact of World War.” Buy the book: http://www.azrielifoundation.org/memoirs/books/knocking-on-every-door/

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                    • KAZERNE DOSSIN - introfilm FR


                      from Kazerne Dossin Added 386 1 0

                      Kazerne Dossin is a unique place of remembrance for the Holocaust in Belgium. More than 25,000 Jews and Gypsies were gathered in the Dossin barracks and deported to Auschwitz- Birkenau. A brand-new museum has been built opposite the barracks to shine a new light on this symbolic place. Kazerne Dossin explores one of the darkest pages in Belgium’s history, while also examining human rights in their contemporary context. The Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights informs, remembers and warns against exclusion, discrimination and mass violence, in the past and today. “The new museum owes its growing reputation to its efforts to render the Holocaust relevant to a younger public, drawing attention to the underlying conditions that can lead to human rights violations.” (History Today)

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