The Heartland International Film Festival announced the official selections for its 28th edition, with Marielle Heller’s Tom Hanks’ starrer A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD as the Opening Night Gala film,
WITNESS THEATER (2019)
NAME OF FILM: WITNESS THEATER (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Oren Rudavsky
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: What does it take for one person to understand the experience of another? Claudine’s mother jumped to her death in Paris as the Nazis approached. Aron’s best friend lay down next to his father on a forced march and was shot. Eazek’s mother and sister were loaded onto a train to Treblinka as he was pulled off the line and saved. These are stories told to high school students in New York – as the Survivors explain how they remain full of joy and hope. Now they are sharing their stories in a unique program led by a drama therapist.