Written and directed by Christophe Cognet, the documentary From Where They Stood (À pas aveugles) will be released in theaters beginning July 15, 2022 at NYC’s Film Forum followed by additional major US & Canadian cites.
A 2021 Berlinale Forum premiere, From Where They Stood went on the win the Spirit of Freedom Award for Best Documentary at the 2021 Jerusalem Film Festival. The US festival premiere was at the 2022 New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center.
It’s not widely known but somehow a handful of prisoners in Nazi concentration camps managed to take clandestine photographs of the hell the Nazis were hiding from the world.
Either smuggled out or hidden and retrieved only after the war, Director Christophe Cognet retraces the footsteps of these courageous men and women in a quest to unearth the circumstances and the stories behind their photographs.
Watch the trailer for From Where They Stood.