Synopsis

SYNOPSIS

March of the Living tells the story of the last generation of Holocaust survivors traveling to Poland with thousands of teenagers from around the world to revisit the sites of the Holocaust and retrace the Death March from Auschwitz to Birkenau, in a journey of remembrance.

Filmed in Brazil, Germany, Poland, Israel and the US, the film tells the moving story of the survivors’ hope of passing down their history and memory of the Holocaust to the next generation. The film follows survivors and teens from Sao Paulo, Los Angeles and Berlin on an emotional journey as they confront the enormity of the past and the possibility of hope in a visit to Israel on its 60th anniversary. A contemporary and unique look at the Holocaust, the film features striking cinematography of the concentration camps today and images and artifacts never seen.

The film raises questions about Holocaust memory as it relates to genocides worldwide today, and about what will happen when the remaining survivors, now in the 80’s and 90’s, will be gone.

USA/Brazil, 2011
76 min., NR
In English, German, Polish and Portuguese with English subtitles
Color

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JESSICA SANDERS
LG TUBALDINI JR.
ELIANA SOáREZ
LEONARDO MONTEIRO DE BARROS
LUIZ NORONHA
EMILY JAFFE SHOTZ
GUSTAVO HADBA
SHANA HAGAN
JEREMY POLLARD
PEDRO KOS
BRIAN JOHNSON
PEDRO BROMFMAN
SAMUEL LEHMER
Based on a idea by MARCIO PITLIUK