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    Please Use Headphones for best sound experience. :) Poland is a country with a very brutal past, even so recent at just 70 years ago. The holocaust is something I have thought about often as a child, especially as a 3-year-old with a vivid imagination and my father sitting me in front of the television to watch Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' film. I have always wanted to visit the German Nazi concentration camps and let the seriousness and power of it envelop me, humble me, and change me. It was one of the most chilling moments of my life, also because of how peaceful and beautiful the camps were. Spring flowers blooming bright and birds playfully jumping over the brick rubble. The calm breeze definitely added to its eeriness. Poland has this tension that is slowly healing itself as time goes by and newer generations emerge, but you cannot look in any direction without the constant reminder of the past whether it is the remnants of the ghetto wall, or the cautious faces of the elderly. This piece was supposed to be about Auschwitz, but in making the video the surprise was how vibrant, tough, and full of life the Polish people are. I was as emotionally impacted with these new wonderful friends and sensory overload of the gorgeous present-day country as I was with sympathy and sadness at the camps. Even though they are very tough souls, I started to admire them and their country. I chose to not only observe present-day Auschwitz, but also present-day Poland, document both, and show them as I felt them...knowing the strength of these people who looked forward and fought tooth and nail so the new generations could live these beautiful lives today inspires me so much. This is my tribute to Poland, its people, and the ones who perished in World War II. ****The title 'Bipoland' is meant to describe the two feelings of the past and present while I was there. On one hand, there is a heaviness that still lingers from WWII, but on the other hand things are as bright and exciting as any other flourishing country. Over 600,000 views on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ6XD1-26w0 Thank you everyone! Music by the amazing Philip Glass "Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: Movement II" Performed by Dennis Russel Davies (amazon.com/Tirol-Concerto-Piano-Orchestra-movement/dp/B000UVC5L6) Captured and Editing by Matty Brown Shot on the handheld Canon 7D Edited with Sony Vegas Dialogue by Gerda Weissmann Klein and Winston Churchill kleinfoundation.org/ HUGE special thank you to Gonçalo De Almeida Costa and all the awesome people who befriended and helped us while in Poland. Thank you also to Keith Rivers, Nathan Miller, Steven Weinberg, and Ian Todd for your input on this touchy subject and giving me confidence, hehe. Much appreciated guys. GERDA WEISSMANN KLEIN SPEECH: Kary, Sheila, Sandy, Michael, my beloved husband and my family. I have been in a place for six incredible years where winning meant a crust of bread and to live another day. Since the blessed day of my liberation I have asked the question, why am I here? I am no better. In my mind's eye I see those years and days and those who never lived to see the magic of a boring evening at home. On their behalf I wish to thank you for honoring their memory, and you cannot do it in any better way than when you return to your homes tonight to realize that each of you who know the joy of freedom. WINSTON CHURCHILL SPEECH: Poland has again been overrun by two of the great powers which held her in bondage for a 150 years, but were unable to quench the spirit of the Polish nation. The heroic defense of Warsaw shows that the soul of Poland is indestructible, and that she will rise again like a rock, which may for a spell be submerged by a tidal wave, but which remains a rock.

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    • The Persian Corridor


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      (Documentary, 7 minutes, 2012) The story of an obscure but important part of 20th Century history

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      • WaW FH2 Trailer


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        The trailer for WaW (world at war) campaign 16. www.bfewaw.com It is a constant campaign with an emphasis on teamplay.

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        • World at War Campaign 20 trailer


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          The World at War (WaW) Campaign 20 official trailer. WaW is a free Forgotten Hope 2 based tournament, and has recently kicked off its 20th campaign. The new campaign features all custom maps, weapons and vehicles. Go to bfewaw.com to enlist. Everyone is welcome, so join now and have a blast! See you on the battlefield!

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          • Canada's Naval Memorial - HMCS Sackville


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            • Menschen Theatrical Trailer - Bande Annonce


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              Award-winning film on disability in the last days of WWII. Official selection of over 25 film festivals in North America and Europe, special engagement film at the United Nations in Geneva and New York, now in partnership with The Arc of the United States. Los Angeles Theatrical Release August 15 - 17, 2014 Nuart Theatre 11272 Santa Monica Blvd in 6 exclusive screenings at 11AM and 12PM. Q&A with filmmakers after each screening. Directed by Sarah R. Lotfi Produced by Anastasia M. Cummings www.menschenthemovie.com www.facebook.com/menschenmovie www.twitter.com/menschenmovie In partnership with The Arc www.thearc.org

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              • Khrushchev


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                NOW AN OFFICIAL SELECTION AT THE SANTA BARBARA DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL! A young Nikita Khrushchev and his friend and partner Dmitri Shepilov try to find love in 1935 Communist Russia. Their day job is to bring dissidents to the GULAG but their obsession with the mundane problems of everyday life and their incessant need to get laid seem to take precedent. MMMOVIESTUDIO.COM WRITTEN, DIRECTED, AND PRODUCED BY MICHAEL SKOLNICK PRODUCED BY JOHN SKOLNICK PRODUCED BY PAOLO MARCHICA PRODUCED BY EVAN BONIFANT STARRING EVAN BONIFANT AND DAVID LIGHT ANIMATION BY MAE STUDIOS ORIGINAL CONCEPT ART BY MICHAEL SKOLNICK

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                • War Comes to London (1940)


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                  Britain enters World War Two, and the capital prepares itself for the trials ahead. Find out more information about this title at britishcouncil.org/film.

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                  • Adriana


                    from Dustin McLean / Added

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                    This film was shot on the JVC GY-HM 100u. 24p. This file is a medium quality 720p version. Shot at 1080p. This is a lower quality version, due to upload restrictions. Graded using Magic Bullet Looks from Red Giant. Edited in FCP. We used an Audio Technica A-T 897 microphone to capture live audio. We also used the wind-cutting feature of the JVC to get cleaner audio when shooting. The M1 Garand used in the film was a prop used in Saving Private Ryan which we used on loan from a museum. The uniforms were also on loan from the same museum. The budget for the film was about 150 dollars which was mostly used to set dress the first scene, and on the equipment needed to create the bullet hit effects. As the uniforms were on loan from a museum, we had to add the blood effects in post because we couldn't get the uniforms dirty. We shot the film on three shooting days in mid January 2010, with a skeleton crew of 1-3 people. It was all shot within 2.5 miles of Taylor University in Upland IN.

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                    • Deborah Lipstadt on The Eichmann Trial


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                      Author Deborah Lipstadt discusses the importance of the trial of WWII war criminal Adolf Eichmann, the subject of her new book, The Eichmann Trial. For more information on the book visit http://nextbookpress.com/books/196/

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