Six Million and OneDavid Fisher

Year:
2011
Run Time:
97 minutes
Lanquage:
Hebrew, English, German with English subtitles
Country:
Israel, Germany, Austria

Accolades:

“An emotional journey” —Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Elegantly crafted” —Chris Barsanti, Filmjournal.com

“A portrait of the conflicted, yet deeply loving dynamic among the children of a Holocaust survivor….their warmly combative, often darkly humorous debates prove rare, revelatory and intensely absorbing.”
—Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“Six Million and One is a fascinating and instructive documentary on multiple levels, particularly for those studying the now universally established phenomenon of intergenerational transmission of trauma. By inviting us to participate as observers, he gifts us with a rich portrait of the miracle of family created after catastrophe.”
—Yael Danieli, PhD
Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children, New York

“This understated and well-made film stands out among Holocaust documentaries because it raises important questions regarding generalizations about the transmission of Holocaust trauma to the second generation.”
—Anna Ornstein, M.D.
Professor Emerita of Child Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati
Psychoanalyst, Boston

“Six Million and One is magnificent. I laughed and cried, cried and laughed. It is very moving and very powerful. I learned a lot not only about the past, but about living with the past.”
—Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies, American Jewish University

“A heartbreaking and wryly humane film….The film is a journey, like many others. But there’s an original and a subtle assessment of memory in Six Million and One. It takes you from the apocalyptic to the eerily ordinary….We’re reminded that history and memory require an active discussion among the later generations.”
—David D’Arcy, ArtInfo.com

“Contemporary filmmakers are refreshingly aggressive and direct in how they treat … delicate material, none more so than Israeli doc maker David Fisher. His powerhouse Six Million and One isn’t the first film in which he’s forced his siblings to confront their parents’ experiences during the Nazi era, but it’s the most brutally candid and unexpectedly funny.”
—Michael Fox, KQED

“Twelve years after their father’s death, David Fisher and his siblings discover a memoir he had written….While reading the memoir, the siblings discover a father they never knew and the horrors he endured…. Past and present collide, and brothers and sisters find a common bond to bring their fractured lives back together.”
—Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle

David Fisher uses his own life, and the lives of his close family members, as a kind of laboratory in which to explore family histories, solve family mysteries, and reexamine old but still powerful family memories. Funny, clever, honest, and always full of irony and emotional depth, his excellent trilogy, Love Inventory, Mostar Roundtrip, and Six Million and One, are classic examples of films that transform the intimacy of personal stories into the light and clarity of universal truths.
—Alan Berliner, Filmmaker

Synopsis

Past present and future mix in this eloquent and intense portrait of documentary filmmaker David Fisher and his siblings, as they retrace the footsteps of their late father—a Holocaust survivor who was interned in Gusen and Gunskirchen, Austria.  David’s journey takes him to the U.S., where he meets American WWII veterans who participated in the liberation of his father and Gunskirchen camp.  This sparks a remarkable journey to Austria by the Fisher siblings. They joke, kibitz and quarrel, and remind us that history and memory require active discussion among the later generations.

Extended Synopsis

David Fisher, a veteran filmmaker, discovers his father’s memoir, a key to understanding the hopes and demons that plagued Joseph Fisher while he was in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. Joseph was a Hungarian Jew interned in Gusen and Gunskirchen, Austria, who later moved to Israel. His memoir was discovered only after his death. His children refuse to confront it, except for David, for whom it becomes a compass on a long journey of discovery. David goes to the U.S. and meets with American WWII veterans still experiencing post-traumatic stress caused decades before by witnessing the suffering at Gunskirchen concentration camp. During this research trip David realizes that it is unbearable to be alone in the wake of his father’s survival story.  He convinces his brothers, Gideon and Ronel, and sister Estee to join him on a sobering trip to Austria. His hope: this shared journey might release tensions and make them as close as they once were. They, for their part, cannot understand why anyone would want to dig into the past instead of enjoying life in the present.

 

The four Fisher siblings descend into the dark underground shafts of Gusen, part of an Austrian forced labor camp, where their father once slaved during the Holocaust.  Illuminated only by flashlights, the Fishers seek meaning in their personal and family histories inside the dark labyrinth of Gusen’s tunnels—a metaphor for the murky history of the Holocaust itself.  Ultimately, through their camaraderie and humanity, these four siblings become emblematic of an entire second generation still grappling with the legacy of their survivor parents and the enormity of what they endured.

 

SIX MILLION AND ONE is unique in the way it uses humor and explores the filial bonds shared by adult siblings. The Fishers joke, kibitz and quarrel, and remind us that history and memory require active discussion among the later generations. Through the alchemy of David Fisher’s filmmaking, one set of siblings becomes a microcosm of 20th century history. Their experiences, though specific to children of Holocaust survivors, tell a universal story of people whose parents’ lives have been disrupted by history, genocide and war.

Awards

IDFA, Voted among the Audience Top 10, November 2011
Dokfest Munich, Best Documentary, May 2012
DOXA Vancouver, May 2012, Honorable Mention, Doxa Feature Documentary Award
Krakow Film Festival, June 2012, Silver Horn for Best Director of Feature Length Documentary
Berlin Jewish Film Festival, June 2012, Best German Documentary on Jewish Themes

Select Festival Screenings

Haifa International Film Festival
IDFA
Crossing Europe Film Festival (Austria), Opening Night Film
Dokfest Munich
DOXA Vancouver
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Berlin Jewish Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
British Association for Jewish Studies

Director’s Statement

My siblings didn’t want to read my father’s memoir… it contained things that were locked away for so long. I also did not want to read it and yet felt compelled to do so. I learned of Gusen village, Gunskirchen forest, beatings, hunger, cannibalism, homosexuality…. it uncovered all my father’s demons. Some names and issues were familiar—others seemed to be weird, hallucinatory, nightmarish. I set out on a quest to decipher them. I made half the journey alone. I forced the second half of the journey on my siblings, who didn’t want to participate, even while they were crawling around tunnels and enchanted forests. This isn’t a film about the Holocaust, because we spent most of our time laughing and there is nothing funny about the Holocaust; it’s about a rare kind of intimacy and sibling bond that replaced pain with bittersweet humor.

Director’s Bio

David Fisher

David Fisher (director, born 1956) is a director and producer of documentary films, mentor to up-and-coming filmmakers, and one of Israel’s leading documentary filmmakers. His most notable film, Love Inventory, won the Best Documentary Award at the 2000 Jerusalem International Film Festival, the Israeli Film Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2000 and had its international premiere at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival. The film was distributed to cinemas in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Israel and was broadcast on ARTE France and Germany and on PBS in the USA. Among his other films: Little Big Sister (Israel-Sweden-Romania co-production), A Shepherd’s Affair, Buried Alive and more. Fisher has served on the juries of numerous international festivals, including: IDFA, HotDocs Toronto, Leipzig, Zagreb-Dox, Karlovy Vary (President of the documentary jury), EFA – the European Film Academy and more. As Director General of the New Foundation for Cinema and TV (1999-2008), he helped bring Israeli documentaries to international success. He is the founder of the “Greenhouse” project, aimed at developingdocumentary films by Mediterranean filmmakers. Fisher recently completed the second and third parts of his family trilogy: Mostar Round-Trip (2011) which premiered at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, followed by an international premiere at Montreal World Film Festival; the film was also invited to participate in Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2011; Six Million and One, his most recent feature documentary premiered at the Haifa International Film Festival in 2011 and the feature-length competition at IDFA, 2011, where it was one of the top 10 in the audience choices.

David Fisher’s Filmography

David Fisher has been directing documentary films since 1989 and has gained respect as one of the leading filmmakers in Israel. His documentaries are known for their deep, thorough investigations, revealing new aspects of life in Israel and the Jewish Diaspora. Six Million and One (2011) is the third film in his family trilogy, which includes Six Million and One (2011), Mostar Round-Trip (2011) and Love Inventory (2000).

 

Six Million and One (2011, 93 minutes) Four siblings in search of history set out on a remarkable journey in this eloquent and surprisingly humorous documentary about retracing their father’s steps during the Holocaust.

 

Mostar Round-Trip (2011, 73/52 minutes) Seventeen-year-old Yuval leaves Israel to attend the UWC international high school in Mostar, formerly the Croatian-Bosniak frontline during the civil war in Yugoslavia. A year later his father, filmmaker David Fisher follows. As their father-son relationship evolves, we discover the conflicts facing young people away from home.

 

Little Big Sister (1998, 52 minutes) An intimate profile of a Swedish writer, with the participation of actress Bibi Andersson. Co-production: Israel-Sweden-Romania with the support of the European Union.

 

A Shepherds Affair (1997,85 minutes) Romance and suspense among Jewish and Druze cattle growers on the Golan Heights.

 

Shining Eyes (1997, 25 minutes) Post-modern revolutionaries of education in Israel.

 

Lost Days in November (1996, 25 minutes) Following the meetings that the late Israeli Prime Minister Mr. Rabin missed in the 2 weeks after his assassination.

 

Buried Alive – An abandoned woman (“Aguna”) goes after her husband who disappeared 20 years ago. 69 min. 1996

 

Missing (1995, 40 minutes) Jonah Baumel and Eissa Hamed, two sides of the Middle Eastern fence: Israeli and Palestinian.

 

The Mediator (1994, 60 minutes) The assassination of UN mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte, in Jerusalem of 1948. Interviews were held in Israel, Sweden and Germany.

 

Parallel Tracks (1993, 60 minutes) The interdisciplinary excellence program versus underprivileged students at the Tel-Aviv University.

 

Landscapes of Memory (1993, 25 minutes) Memorials for the fallen in Israel; the national myth and its mark on landscape

 

It’s a Deal (1993, 45 minutes) Joint business ventures for Jews and Arabs.

Mister X  (1993) The story of secret agent Avrum Agam, his life and legend.

Credits

תסריט, בימוי והפקה script, director and producer

david fisher דוד פישר

artistic consultant יועצת אמנותית 

noit gevaנואית גבע

עורכת Editor

hadas ayalonהדס איילון

camera  צילום   

רונן מאיו  ronen mayo

קלאודיו שטיינברג  claudio steinberg

רונן שכנר ronen schechner

מוסיקה מקורית     original score

רן בגנו ran bagno

מקליטיםrecordists  sound

עמוס ציפורי amos zipori

פרנק קוביצקי frank kubitsky

מעצב פס-קול ומיקס  sound design and mix

גיל תורן gil toren

 

מפיקה שותפהassociate producer

irit shimratאירית שמרת

“61 סיבות למוות בגוזן” בביצוע:

recited by –  ”61 causes of death in gusen”

יוליה וקסמן julia wachsmann

 

תודה גדולה ומיוחדת לאחותי ואחיי

a very special and BIG thank you to my siblings

אסתי פישר esti fisher

גדעון פישר gideon fisher

רונאל פישר ronel fisher

 

כמו כן השתתפו (לפי סדר הופעתם  with the participation of (by order of appearance

ד”ר כריסטיאן דואר-  ארכיון מטהאוזן

dr. christian dürr – mauthausen archives

רנטה הייגל –  מנקה שלג לפני ביתה בגוזן

 renate heigel – gusen resident, shoveling snow

זיגלינדה ויצאני-דורדה – ועדת הנצחה גוזן

sieglinde witzany-durde – gusen commemoration committee

רודולף האונשמיד – ועדת הנצחה גוזן

rudolf haunschmied – gusen commemoration committee

סרג’נט מיקי דורסי – ותיק יחידה 71 ומשחרר גונסקירכן

 sgt. mickey dorsey – 71st div. veteran and gunskirchen liberator

ג’ורג’ פאטון ווטרס והג’יפ

 george patton waters and his 1945 Willis Jeep

וויליאם ג’וקס – ותיק יחידה 71 ומשחרר גונסקירכן

 william juksch – 71st div. veteran and gunskirchen liberator

פיטר קרנבוצ’י – ותיק יחידה 71 ומשחרר גונסקירכן

 peter carnabuci – 71st div. veteran and gunskirchen liberator

עמנואל ברנדשטטר – מדריך במטהאוזן

 emanuel brandstaetter – mauthausen guide

וולפגאנג שמוץ – מתורגמן במטהואזן

wolfgang schmutz -  interpreter in mauthausen

מרטין שייבר –  מהנדס מנהרות

martin scheiber – tunnels engineer

השיר “נפשי היא השקט בך”

“meine seele ist stille in dir”  the song

written by klaus heizmannנכתב ע”י

performed by: singkreis edt בביצוע מקהלת:

“audio-walk” excerpts courtesy ofקטעים מתוך ה”אודיו-ווק” באדיבות

כריסטוף מאייר christoph mayer

מרטין לנגאואר martin lengauer

www.audioweg.gusen.org

תחקירנית ראשית head researcher

אירית שמרת irit shimrat

תחקירנים  researchers

וולפגאנג שמוץ wolfgang Schmutz

יובל פישרyuval fisher

 

עורך פס-קול sound editor
אבי מזרחי avi mizrahi

אולפני קול sound studio

אולפני די.ביdb studios

 

עיצוב אנימציה animation designer

אלון פוירשטיין alon feuerstein

 

עיצוב תמונה colorist

אהרון פאר aharon peer

און ליין on line

יהושע פארjoshua peer

rgb – post&production

שחזור ארכיון בייתי home video restoration

דוד אורבך david urbach

 

יועץ עריכה  editing consultant

erez lauferארז לאופר

יעוץ תוכן content consultants

פרופ’ חנה יבלונקה prof. hanna yablonka

פרופ’ קאת’י קארות’ prof. cathy caruth

ד”ר מרים סיון miryam sivan dr.

יעוץ קונספט ותסריט concept and script consultants

עופרה ביקל ofra bikel

בן לוטרמן ben loeterman

קן צ’אודר ken chowder

יהלי גת yahaly gat

לימור פנחסוב limor pinchasov

לייקה ביירך lea beirach

חנוך מרמרי hanoch marmari

דניאל ז’ק daniel sack

 ארכיונים archives

  bmi / fotoarchiv der kz-gedenkstätte mauthausen / collection mariano constante

mauthausen memorial

associación amical de mauthausen
museu d’història de catalunya

united states holocaust memorial museum, washington

nara – national archives and records administration, usa

jewish heritage museum, new-york

library college of charleston, usa

us army center of military history

yad vashem יד ושם

עוזרי הפקהproduction assistants

מיכאל פטרי michael petri

סנדרה קרמפלהובר sandra krampelhuber

תחבורה transportation

ilse miesenbeck – karl tours

תרגום מגרמנית translation from german

דנה גרוננפלדר dana grünenfelder

דלית ארנולד dalit arnold

תרגום מונחים רפואיים medical terms translations

dr. gur ben-yehudaד”ר גור בן-יהודה

ציוד equipment

און אייר on air

גריפ -crane – claus mühr

אולפני עריכה editing studios

אופוס  הפקות  opus productions

גיל מיטרני gil mitrany

אולפני תל אביבtel-aviv studios

כתוביותsubtitles

capnsub

ביטוח insurance

דוד שני david shani

נסיעות travel agent

עדנה ברק edna barak

 

רואה חשבון accountant

יואב קרמזין yoav karmazin

פיני גולן pini golan

תמי כרמי tami carmi

תודה מיוחדת special thank you

אן אבן anne even

אלאן ברלינר alan berliner

נואית גבע noit geva

יונה ויזנטל yona wiesental

גיא לביא guy lavie

דורית ענבר dorit inbar

רון גולדמן ron goldman

פיליפה שמרת philippa shimrat

תודה thank you

באוסטריהaustria  in

martha gammer

rudolf haunschmied

friedrich hochgatterer

gertrud and peter holzastner

stephan matyus

bernard mühleder

friedrich nagl

elizabeth weixelbaumer

the gusen commemoration committee

 bundesimmobiliengesellschaft gmbh (“bergkristall”)  big -

peter höflechner

ernst eichinger

karl lehner

zukunftsfonds der republik österreich.

herwig hösele

anita dumfahrt

institut für kunst und volkskultur oberoesterreich

dr. josef pühringer

eva maria manner

anneliese geyer

nationalfonds für opfer des nationalsozialismus

hanna lessing

evelina merhaut

 

ניצולי גוזן וגונסקירכן gusen and gunskirchen survivors

סיימון ברייטמן simon braitman

פרופ’ ישראל גוטמן prof. israel gutman

ג’ודיטה הרוזה judita hruza

אהרון זולדן aron zoldan

ג’ימי ליכטמן jimmy lichtman

בארה”בin the u.s.a

פרופ’ עומר ברטוב prof. omer bartov

פרופ’ פול סלוביק prof. paul slovic

פרופ’ מייקל ברנבאום prof. michael berenbaum

פרופ’ מרטין גילברט sir martin gilbert

ד”ר דורי לאוב dr. dori laub

jan ruth mills

judith cohen

dale and max dorsey

 prof. annette insdorf

amy schmidt

nancy schwartzman

Hotel “holiday inn” harrisburg east

וותיקי יחידה 71 של צבא ארה”בUSA  veterans of the 71st infantry division -

mason (mickey) dorsey

earl flanagan (president)

ann and robert good

robert lapine

unit brigadier general james thayer

photographs – the late joe daurer

בישראל in israel

פרופ’ דן מכמן prof. dan michman

ד”ר רוברט רוזט dr. robert rozett

           אלכס אברהם alexander avraham

ליאת בן חביב liat benhabib

לאה טייכטל lea teichtel

ריטה מרגולין rita margolin
ד”ר אירית קנבל Dr. Irith Knebel

ד”ר נילי קרן dr. nili keren

יובל שמרת yuval shimrat

משה יהודה moshe yehuda

משה זנבר moshe zanbar

יאיר ביטון yair biton

אבי ברק avi barak

טוני גרינמן tony greenman

טלי הלטר שנקר tali halter shenkar

גיורא יהלום giora yahalom

יהודה יניב yehuda yaniv

מיכה שגריר micha shagrir

הארווי שטיין harvey stein

the mali and joseph fisher foundation

קרן פישר ע”ש יוסף ומלי

 

ועידת התביעות claims conference

צבי ענברzvi inbar
קלאודיה סיטרוננבאום claudia citronenbaum

עדינה שודופסקי adina shudofsky

ZDF – ARTÉ

 מפיקה אחראית commissioning editor

אן אבן anne even

 הקרן החדשה לקולנוע וטלוויזיה

 the new foundation for cinema and television

דורית ענבר dorit inbar

רון גולדמן ron goldman

ריקי זקס riky zaks

אוראל טורנר orel turner

המועצה הישראלית לקולנוע

 the israeli film council

yes דוקו yes docu

יחסי ציבור pr

ליבי צ’יפסר libi zipser

מיכל הרמן פניני michal herman-pnini

שירי ברלר גרינברג shiri berler-grinberg

הבאה לשידור traffic

יניב קרבני yaniv karavani

רפרנט חוזים contracts and regulation

מיכאל דולינגר michael dolinger

מפיקת הערוץ channel producer

עדי טל adi tal

מפיקה ראשית- yes  executive producer

רוני פרי ronny perry

עורך ראשי channel manager

גיא לביא guy lavie

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Cast Bios

Bios of the Fisher Siblings in Six Million and One

Estee Fisher Heim (born 1954) attended university and took teacher’s seminars at Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva.  She attended Gratz College in Philadelphia and taught some courses there, and also attended Blue Bell College in Pennsylvania. She is the owner and principal of ICU, one of the best schools of coaching in Israel (based on practical theories that she developed and published), where she is currently coaching and teaching in Tel Aviv. She is also the author of two books; one a book of short stories, Sudden Sunrise (Yediot Aharonot, 1996) and the other a book on coaching entitled Intuitive Intelligence- Dyunon, (Tel Aviv University Press, 2004). Estee returned to Israel in 1997 to be with her family, after living for 13 years in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia) in the USA. Estee is divorced and is the mother of two sons: Perry, 24, who is currently a student at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Leore, 23 a student at Tel Aviv University. Her interests include ceramics, sculpturing, drawing, and dancing.

 

David Fisher (director, born 1956) is a director and producer of documentary films, mentor to up-and-coming filmmakers, and one of Israel’s leading documentary filmmakers. His most notable film, Love Inventory, won the Best Documentary Award at the 2000 Jerusalem International Film Festival, the Israeli Film Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2000 and had its international premiere at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival. The film was distributed to cinemas in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Israel and was broadcast on ARTE France and Germany and on PBS in the USA. Among his other films: Little Big Sister (Israel-Sweden-Romania co-production), A Shepherd’s Affair, Buried Alive and more. Fisher has served on the juries of numerous international festivals, including: IDFA, HotDocs Toronto, Leipzig, Zagreb-Dox, Karlovy Vary (President of the documentary jury), EFA – the European Film Academy and more. As Director General of the New Foundation for Cinema and TV (1999-2008), he helped bring Israeli documentaries to international success. He is the founder of the “Greenhouse” project, aimed at developing documentary films by Mediterranean filmmakers. Fisher recently completed the second and third parts of his family trilogy: Mostar Round-Trip (2011) which premiered at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, followed by an international premiere at Montreal World Film Festival; the film was also invited to participate in Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2011; Six Million and One, his most recent feature documentary premiered at the Haifa International Film Festival in 2011 and the feature-length competition at IDFA, 2011, where it was one of the top 10 in the audience choices.

 

Gideon Fisher (born 1965) received his LL.B degree from the University of Leeds, his LL.M from the University of Cambridge, and has taken post-graduate professional courses at Harvard Law School. He is the founding and senior partner of the law firm, Gideon Fisher & Co, based in Tel Aviv.  The firm includes over 30 legal specialists with expertise in a diverse array of fields, including business law, international trade, litigation, arbitration, real estate, municipal, and labor law. Gideon has lectured on law at Tel Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University. He has served as an Executive Board Member of the International Chamber of Commerce in Israel, a Court Member at the International Arbitration Court of the ICC, President of the Cambridge Club of Israel, a Judge at the Ethics Court of the Israeli Press Council, and was recently elected Chairperson of the Parents Association of Israel, He has been a Rotary Club member for more than ten years and set up the Fisher Foundation, a Rotary education fund to commemorate the contributions of his parents to Israeli society. He and his wife Dafna have been married for 20 years and have four children.

 

 

 

 

 

Ronel Fisher (born 1967) studied law and obtained an academic law degree (LLB) in Israel, at the Netanya Academic College. He is the owner of a well-known law firm in Tel Aviv, which deals with criminal, civil and real estate law. Ronel is registered at Bar-Ilan University for a Doctorate degree. He served as a Judge of the Israeli Administrative Tribunal (ROAD 6). He lectures in a variety of subjects, including law, literature and philosophy. He lives in Tel Aviv and is married with three children. Every spare minute he has is dedicated to his hobby: fishing.

 

Interviewees (in addition to the four Fisher siblings)

כמו כן השתתפו (לפי סדר הופעתם  with the participation of

(by order of appearance)

ד”ר כריסטיאן דואר-  ארכיון מטהאוזן

dr. christian dürr – mauthausen archives

רנטה הייגל –  מנקה שלג לפני ביתה בגוזן

 renate heigel – gusen resident, shoveling snow

זיגלינדה ויצאני-דורדה – ועדת הנצחה גוזן

sieglinde witzany-durde – gusen commemoration committee

רודולף האונשמיד – ועדת הנצחה גוזן

rudolf haunschmied – gusen commemoration committee

סרג’נט מיקי דורסי – ותיק יחידה 71 ומשחרר גונסקירכן

 sgt. mickey dorsey – 71st div. veteran and Gunskirchen liberator

ג’ורג’ פאטון ווטרס והג’יפ

 george patton waters and his 1945 Willis Jeep

וויליאם ג’וקס – ותיק יחידה 71 ומשחרר גונסקירכן

 william juksch – 71st div. veteran and gunskirchen liberator

פיטר קרנבוצ’י – ותיק יחידה 71 ומשחרר גונסקירכן

 peter carnabuci – 71st div. veteran and gunskirchen liberator

עמנואל ברנדשטטר – מדריך במטהאוזן

 emanuel brandstaetter – mauthausen guide

וולפגאנג שמוץ – מתורגמן במטהואזן

wolfgang schmutz -  interpreter in mauthausen

מרטין שייבר –  מהנדס מנהרות

martin scheiber – tunnels engineer

 

Crew Bios

 KEY CREW BIOS

Hadas Ayalon (editor), based in Tel Aviv, has been editing documentaries and dramas for the last ten years. In addition to editing David Fishers Six Million and One (2011) Ayalon edited “Yomani,” a documentary series of six episodes produced for Israel’s Channel 1, for which she also wrote the voice-over (2012).  Her other editing credits include David Fisher’s documentary Mostar Round Trip (2010), which screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Montreal Film Festival and aired on Channel 2; Renan Mosenson’s documentary Minerva (2009); Gil Riva’s Orna without Datz (2008), a documentary for Reshet Broadcasting; additional editing on Stepfamily (2008), a documentary for Reshet Broadcasting; Tamar Glezerman’s documentary The Second War (2008), made for Channel 1, which screened in the Haifa International Film Festival, Beijing International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival and Outfest (the Los Angeles GLBT Film Festival); Yasmine Novak’s Zohar (2007), which won the Best Short Film Award at the Siena Film Festival, Best Short Film Award at Karlovy Vary, and the Audience Award for Best Short Film,  at the Student Film Festival in Tel Aviv; and Siegel Shaashua’s drama Haikar Habriut, (2003)

 

 

Ronen Mayo (cinematographer) is an experienced cinematographer who has spent the last 15 years working in Israel and abroad as cameraman-director for UVDA, the leading TV research program in Israel. He shot the documentary feature Six Million and One with Israeli director, David Fisher (2011).  His other documentaries include Nuclear Confrontation, a documentary for BBC World about nuclear threats, directed by Dai Richards (2009); “The Next World,” a TV documentary series with TV presenter and Israeli parliament member Nitzan Horowitz (2009); Chris Ryan’s Elite Police, a TV documentary about Chris Ryan spending one week with an Israeli undercover unit; “The Crime Crackers,” a TV documentary series with anchor Mickey Rosenthal (2007); Developing China with TV journalist Nitzan Horowitz about changes in China regarding the Olympic Games (2007); “Anti-Semitism,” a TV series and a feature length documentary about new forms of Anti-Semitism, filmed in 6 countries around the world by director Naftaly Gliksberg (2007); Shadya,  a documentary about Shadya  Zoabi, a young female Muslim karate champion in Israel (2006, director Roy Westler).  Shadya won first prize at IDFA. Other documentaries include “Ecology Today,” a TV series about ecology with TV anchor Oshrat Kotler  (2006); “Privacy,” a TV documentary series with Dana Weiss (2006); The End of the Road a reality TV show (2005); Night Watchers, a documentary nominated for the Golden Lens award (2002); Daroma, (second cameraman), Best Documentary Prize in Haifa Film festival, 2002; and Desert Queen and Harley Express, both documentaries shot for National Geographic Channel International (2002 and 2001). He has also shot corporate video for BMW, music videos for rock bands, commercials, talk shows and sports programs.


Screenings

April 28, 2014, 7:00pm Stamford, CT
AJC Westchester & Fairfield County JFF @ The State Cinema
April 28, 2014 New Haven, CT
Southern Connecticut State University, Yom HaShoah Commemoration
April 27, 2014 New Haven, CT
Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale
April 24, 2014 Providence, RI
Brown RISD Hillel
April 5, 2014 St. Georgen/Gusen Austria
March of the Living
March 31, 2014 Westchester, NY
Westchester Jewish Film Festival
March 27, 2014 East Falmouth, MA
Falmouth Jewish Congregation
March 12, 2014 Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Museum of Art
February 27, 2014 Middletown, CT
Wesleyan University, Goldsmith Family Cinema
January 30, 2014 Waltham, MA
Brandeis University, Wasserman Cinematheque
January 19, 2014 Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival
January 16, 2014 New York, NY
American Psychoanalytic Association
January 14, 2014 New Haven, CT
Yale University, Loria Center
July 21 Skokie, IL
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
April 8 Washington, D.C.
WJFF Year-Round, Washington, D.C.
March 12 Montreal
Rendezvous de Cinema Israelien, Montreal, Quebec
March 3 Minneapolis
Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN
February 17 Denver
Denver Jewish Film Festival, Denver, CO
January 27 Virginia Beach
Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, Virginia Beach, VA
January 21 Philadelphia
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA
January 20 & 22, 2013 Palm Beach
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, Florida
November 15, Cork Film Festival
Cork Film Festival, Cork, Ireland
November 13, Boston
Boston Jewish Film Festival, Boston, U.S.A.
November 11-24, Sydney and Melbourne
Jewish International Film Festival of Australia, Sydney & Melbourne, Australia
November 8, Minsk
Minsk International Film Festival, Minsk, Belarus
November 6-12, Bogota
Muestra Internacional Documental, Bogota, Columbia
October 19-25, Los Angeles
Laemmle’s Town Center 5, Encino (Los Angeles county) U.S.A
September 28-October 4, New York City
Lincoln Plaza Cinema, New York, NY U.S.A
July 2012, San Francisco
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco U.S.A