Holocaust film ‘Location Unidentified’ released 16th June
Dartmouth Films is honoured to announce the theatrical release of the Gigatel Productions’ film LOCATION UNKNOWN in UK movie theaters from 16thJune 2017.
Making a special contribution to the history of the Holocaust, the film catches the pain which still haunts Holocaust survivors 70 years after liberation and the durability which has actually allowed them to cope with the memories.Directed by Claire Ferguson(understood for editing Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Performance for George, The End of the Line, Guilty Pleasures,Up in Smoke), Produced by Llion Roberts (who has actually invested fourteen years collecting the testimonies on which the film is based ), DESTINATION UNKNOWN blends intimate testimony with immersive archive to bring the stories of twelve Holocaust survivors to the screen.The film is released on the back of Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah)where the film’s central character and Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg participated in’The March of the Living’along with countless participants in Poland last week. Ed Mosberg will visit the UK for therelease of the movie in June.With no narrative and no expert interviews, the film relies on the survivors ‘own words, to weave a vibrant story of lives stained by genocide. A seamless mosaic of first-hand accounts, unusual archive from the time, and household Extremely 8 video from after the war, the film traces their journeys from the outbreak of war, through the misery of the ghettos, to the unthinkable horrors of the camps. The survivors share their memories, some for the first time, some for the last, bringing their experiences to a new generation.We see those who endured in hiding, those who fought as partisans, and those who withstood camps such as Treblinka, Mauthausen and Auschwitz-Birkenau. While a few managed to escape, the majority of had to try to find a way to
remain alive until the end of the war.Their stories do not end with liberation. We see how they had to survive the mayhem that came later on, and their attempts to develop new lives.The film consists of an interview with among the few escapees from the terror of Treblinka, and an exclusive interview with Mietek Pemper, who assisted Oskar Schindler assemble his List, as well as a revealing story about Schindler himself from one of those he saved.Producer Llion Roberts stated:”I was influenced to start this task fourteen years back when I checked out Auschwitz and wished to make sure that the impressive stories of those who survived the Holocaust were preserved for posterity. In the years given that I have met and interviewed an impressive variety of amazing individuals whose lives are a motivation to all of us.
From the 4 hundred hours of testament I desired a movie which caught the essence of their experience and made a contribution to the history of those times.”Director Claire Ferguson stated:”I wished to make a movie where the only voices are those of the survivors themselves, to catch something of the intimacy and immediacy I felt when talking with some of them straight. The challenge was to weave those individual voices together in such a way that developed a wider story, one that checked out not just the pain of the Holocaust itself
, but the structure of brand-new lives afterwards. My overriding concern was’How can you make a life after such discomfort?'”DESTINATION UNKNOWN remains in cinemas 16 June http://destinationunknownmovie.com/