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Into the Arms of Strangers

Into the Arms of Strangers, Mark Jonathan Harris

The stunning, heartrending documentary feature directed by Mark Jonathan Harris and narrated by Judi Dench, details the rescue of 10,000 German, Austrian, and Czechoslovakian Jewish children just prior to the outbreak of WWII. A labor of love for producer Deborah Oppenheimer, whose mother was part of the kindertransport, the documentary combines powerful testimonies from now elderly–kinder–with rare archival film footage. Following the Kristallnacht pogroms in November 1938, a mission began to remove Jewish children to the only nation willing to harbor them–England. Parents lucky enough to secure their children places had the heartbreaking task of packing a single suitcase and putting their child on a train, promising to follow soon after…

Awards: Academy Awards (Oscar – Best Documentary, Features), American Cinema Editors (Best Edited Documentary Film), DVD Exclusive Awards (Video Premiere Award), Evening Standard British Film Awards (Best Documentary), Heartland Film Festival (Crystal Heart Award), Terezín Fort Film Festival (Audience Award)

 

Director:
Mark Jonathan Harris

Production / Release:
UK / USA, 2000

Genre / Runtime:
Documentary, 117'

Cast:
narator: Judi Dench

Title:
Into the Arms of Strangers

Screenings:
Saturday, May 29th @ 12:00

Theather:
cinema Europa

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