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Robert Clary Story World Premiere 13 Nov 2018 in Hollywood , FL

FROM BUCHENWALD TO HOLLYWOOD, THE ROBERT CLARY STORY
A truly inspiring film about a Hollywood legend by Karen and Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg .

World Premiere on November 13, 2018 at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) , in Cinema Paradiso , Hollywood, Florida , USA .

Trailer

The producers of Transport XX to Auschwitz and Defending Holocaust History are proudly bringing to the screen, the inspirational film, From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story, about a Hollywood legend, an internationally known actor, Broadway star, singer, artist, author and Holocaust lecturer.

Mr. Clary is widely known for his role as Corporal Lebeau on the long running TV series Hogan’s Heroes. What is little known by the public is that Robert’s real last name is Widerman, and in 1942 at the age of 16, he and thirteen members of his family were rounded up in Paris, France and deported by the Nazis to concentration camps. He was the only one to survive, having endured 31 months in four Nazi camps and a death march until his liberation from Buchenwald by the U.S. Army on April 11, 1945. He was discovered singing in a Paris nightclub in 1947, signed to a recording contract and brought to the United States in 1949 where he met Merv Griffin, who introduced him to Eddie and Ida Cantor and their daughter, Natalie, who he would later marry.

More at the today updated site of Richard Bloom Productions – http://richardbloomproductions.com – and the FLIFF site at http://www.fliff.com

① memo 20180923 ~ Robert Clary Story World Premiere 13 Nov 2018 in Hollywood , FL

SPLASH in Nanjing Museum ‘Celebrating 20 years of One Minutes’


① memo 20180920 ~ SPLASH in Nanjing Museum ‘Celebrating 20 years of One Minutes’ ~

I have some more wonderful news to share from the press release today by The One Minutes ( http://www.theoneminutes.org/about/press )

My Splash one minute film is part of the 8 hours of One Minute video art , the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (AMNUA) presents in the exhibition ‘Ways of Seeing the Future – Creating, engaging and connecting – Celebrating 20 years of One Minutes’ from 26 October until 25 November 2018.

The exhibition takes place in AMNUA’s futuristic Hall03 of 1500 square meters on the top floor of the museum.
Ways of Seeing the Future consists of 20 series curated by, among others, Melanie Bonajo, David Claerbout and Cally Spooner, discussing the topics of today and our near future in video art. The show marks the start of the festivities celebrating The One Minutes’ 20th anniversary in 2019.

»It cannot be ignored that the influence and success The One Minutes have achieved today, both suit and fight the trend of this fast-paced life at the same time.» Chen Rui, Curator Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts

Since 1999, The One Minutes Foundation has produced and distributed one minute videos from an artistic point of view, offering an international stage for people to create, engage and connect. The One Minutes Collection consists of over 10,000 video works by artists from more than 120 countries.

The exhibition consist of 20 series , and Splash is part of the July 2017 serie ‘Enjoy your file, download your life’ , curated by Studio David Claerbout.
Splash video and previous screenings in this previous post https://michelvanderburg.com/2017/06/29/splash/

Robert Clary Story at Fort Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival

I have some wonderful news to share today.
Our documentary “From Buchenwald to Hollywood – The Robert Clary Story” will have its world premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF).
This year the 33rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will take place November 2 -18.
The festival screens films in Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Hollywood, St Augustine, and the Bahamas and is considered one of the most important regional film festivals in the U.S.
So once we have more information regarding screenings I will post it on my website.

A truly inspiring film about a Hollywood legend :
From Buchenwald to Hollywood , The Robert Clary Story
A film by Karen and Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg

Richard Bloom Productions produced a new documentary about legendary actor, Broadway star, singer, artist, author and Holocaust lecturer, Robert Clary.
Mr. Clary is widely known for his role as Corporal Lebeau on the long running TV series Hogan’s Heroes.
What is little known by the public is that Robert’s real last name is Widerman, and in 1942 at the age of 16, he and thirteen members of his family were rounded up in Paris, France and deported by the Nazis to concentration camps. He was the only one of 14 immediate family members to survive, having endured 31 months in four Nazi camps and a death march until his liberation from Buchenwald by the U.S. Army on April 11, 1945.
He was discovered singing in a Paris nightclub in 1947, signed to a recording contract and brought to the United States in 1949 where he met Merv Griffin, who introduced him to Eddie and Ida Cantor and their daughter, Natalie, who he would later marry.
His inspiring story will be shared with the world in Richard Bloom Productions’ documentary : From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story .
More at Richard Bloom Productions http://richardbloomproductions.com

20180919 ~ Robert Clary Story at Fort Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival .

Sébastiaan’s Sea Sparkle


① memo 20180725 ~ Sébastiaan’s Sea Sparkle ~ Sébastiaan plays his handpan drum last Saturday on deck of the Wilhemina sailing vessel in the port of the dutch Wadden Sea island Vlieland. Sea Sparkle showed up in front of us – a tip from shipper Harriët.
Filmed with an iPhone X – using the Sennheiser Ambeo headset for recording binaural 3D sound. Best listen with your headphones.

Bunker Tiger Terschelling


① memo 20180611 ~ Bunker Tiger Terschelling ~ NL (English below) : Film ter gelegenheid van Bunker Dag afgelopen weekend. Verhalen van de bunkers van Terschelling , de Tiger Stelling en meer … door gids Peter de Jong bij aanvang rondleiding Bunker Museum Terschelling – Stichting Bunkerbehoud Terschelling.
EN : Film on the occasion of the Bunker Day last weekend. Stories by volunteer guide Peter de Jong on the former Luftwaffe Radar site “TIGER Stellung” and other bunkers on the Wadden Isle Terschelling , Netherlands
Filmed (with Sony RX100M2 & ECM-XYST1M mic) September 2017 at the Bunker Museum Terschelling – http://bunkersterschelling.nl – by Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com | 1-memo.com

Youra Livschitz , Robert Maistriau, Jean Franklemon


The weekly Yiddish newspaper Der Blatt (Yiddish: דער בּלאַט‎) published last Friday (May 25, ‘18) a 6 pages long article on the 75th anniversary in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium , of the ‘only rescue action against a transport to Auschwitz’ (צודי75יָאר איינציגע רעטונג ַאקציע קעגן “אוישוויץ טרַאנספָּארט”) – the 20th transport.

The three Belgian heroes Youra Livschitz , Robert Maistriau, and Jean Franklemon liberated 17 people during an attack on the cattle car train ‘Transport XX’ – crammed with 1631 Jewish passengers, heading for Auschwitz – and another more than 200 others jumped out also. Portaits in the wind filmed following the 75th anniversary in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium.

① memo 20180528 ~ Youra Livschitz , Robert Maistriau, Jean Franklemon