Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
A Journey into the Holocaust, a documentary from first-time filmmaker Paul Bachow, will have its worldwide premiere at the Palm Beach International Film Festival on April 4th, with two encore screenings on April 8th & 10th. The film is a contender in the Best Documentary competition. Paul Bachow, a first-time filmmaker who resides in South Florida, will be present for an in-depth discussion after each showing along with many of the South Florida Holocaust survivors featured in the film.
“This is the best documentary on the Holocaust we have ever seen,” stated Wendy Honig, Chairperson of the Palm Beach Film Festival’s Jewish Experience. “It is an honor to be both a featured film and selected for the Best Documentary competition.”
“This is a film with a purpose,” noted Bachow. “We’ve relied on Holocaust survivors for years to educate us about the Holocaust. The film will not only enhance those efforts but it will memorialize their stories. The film will also sound the siren to hopefully prevent future genocides. By raising the awareness of the warning signs, hopefully we’ll be able to reduce their future occurrence.” The world post-Holocaust has experienced 50 genocides or mass atrocities, resulting in the deaths of up to 24 million people.
A Journey into the Holocaust includes footage and images, most of which have not been seen widely or at all. It also includes the stories of fourteen Holocaust survivors, some residing in South Florida, and many of who had never been on camera discussing the Holocaust before. Next Generations, an organization of children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, is sponsoring the world premiere and encore screenings.
The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, who selected A Journey into the Holocaust for inclusion in its festival and has slated a June 29th screening, said, “Nobody has ever made a film like this before.”
Honig along with Next Generations’ founder and president, Nancy Dershaw, have called A Journey into the Holocaust, “The gold standard in Holocaust education.” This film is different than other Holocaust film because it addresses why the Holocaust and other genocides happened and why they will continue to happen.
Bachow’s goal for the film is that it be used as an educational tool. “This film has been designed for high school and college students across the country. Adults also usually know very little or nothing at all about the Holocaust and even less about why it happened.”
Now that the film is complete, development of a website has begun which will feature an array of materials to support educational efforts. Teachers will soon be able to access support materials and lesson plans via the website at http://www.ajourneyintotheholocaust.com.
The Palm Beach Film Festival world premiere and encore screenings of A Journey into the Holocaust are scheduled as follows:
WORLD PREMIER - Friday April 4th 2:30 PM at:
Cobb Downtown 16 Theater - at the Gardens
11701 Lake Victoria Gardens # 1201
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Tuesday April 8th 7:30 PM at:
Cinemark Palace 20 Theater in Boca Raton
3200 Airport Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Thursday April 10th 4:00 PM at:
Lake Worth Playhouse’s Stonzek Theatre in Lake Worth
713 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
To purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.pbifilmfest.org/
For more information about the film, contact Paul Bachow directly.