Green Leaf Productions and Lazarus Films Win Emmy for Holocaust Documentary "Remember US, The Hungarian Hidden Children"

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Green Leaf Productions and co-production partner Lazarus Films, won a National Academy of Television Arts and Science Mid Atlantic Chapter Emmy Award for their feature length documentary “Remember Us, The Hungarian Hidden Children” and second nomination for Rising Tides.

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"I'm honored to be telling the Hidden Children's story," said Rudy Vegliante, the movie’s Director and owner of Green Leaf Productions

Green Leaf Productions and co-production partner Lazarus Films, won a National Academy of Television Arts and Science Mid Atlantic Chapter Emmy Award for their feature length documentary “Remember Us, The Hungarian Hidden Children”. Additionally, they were nominated for a second Emmy Award for their documentary “Rising Tides”.

Remember Us shares the untold stories of Jewish Children that survived the Holocaust by hiding and avoiding the concentration camps, where millions of Jews lost their lives. During the Holocaust only 11% of European Jewish Children survived that terrible period in history. In this compelling documentary, the viewer hears the stories directly from these survivors, who tell of their fears and the lies that they had to deal with during that period in time. As children, they had to assume new identities, forget their religion, and in some cases, their families. The movie also touches on how anti-Semitism still exists throughout the world.

"I'm honored to be telling the Hidden Children's story," said Rudy Vegliante, the movie’s Director and owner of Green Leaf, “While some might think that because these individuals didn’t go through the horrors of the concentration camps that they didn’t truly experience the Holocaust, however what they endured was just as traumatic for them and left them with deep rooted life-long issues.”

The partnership between Green Leaf Productions and Lazarus films makes an impactful storytelling team “I was humbled by the experiences I had while filming this documentary and honored to have been able to help tell the story's of these amazing people,” said J Lazarus Auerbach, filmmaker and owner of Lazarus Films.

Their second documentary, “Rising Tides”, which was also nominated for an Emmy Award, explores the topic of coastline erosion, showing what has been done in the past, what is being done now, what worked, what didn’t, and what coastal areas can expect in the future. Through interviews with world renowned scientists, experts, nonprofits, homeowners, government officials and other groups offering differing opinions and solutions. This documentary gives an interesting and educational perspective so that viewers can decide what should or should not be done to combat this global threat in our very near future. This movie shows that these events affect much more then just residents living on or near the coastline. J Lazarus Auerbach, Rising Tides Director said

"A lot of hard work was put in to the research behind this documentary and I would like to express my gratitude to all of those who contributed to this film, especially Scott Duthie and Michele Loschiavo," said Auerbach, Rising Tides Director. "While nobody seems to think coastal erosion is a big issue now, it is one that we need to pay attention to now. Because once our cities start flooding and toxic waist starts flowing in to our oceans it will be too late.”

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award. Awards are given for Daytime Entertainment, News & Documentary, Community Service, Sports and Technology & Engineering.

Vegliante and Auerbach agree that without the Pennsylvania Film Office, they would not have been able to complete these projects and are grateful for the Film Offices’ support. Parts of both movies were filmed here in Pennsylvania and all pre-production and post was completed in Pennsylvania as well.

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