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Miracles


Today ‘Miracles’ is announced : our title for the upcoming documentary on Simon Gronowski and Koenraad Tinel !

Today, also, we announce the birth of the Miracles•Media site and new film house !
Miracles•Media is first and foremost for promotion of the Miracles documentary film, and will further serve as platform and online portfolio of other productions.

Ma vie n’est que de miracles – My life is only miracles – Simon Gronowski.

Lon’s World Premiere

 

 


① memo 20171125 ~ Lon’s World Premiere ~ Last week the short documentary film LON by Nina Landau had its world premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) , with showings from November 16-24th in one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world , the Tuschinski Theater in Amsterdam , Holland – a modern style mixed Art Deco , Jugendstil movie palace , opened in 1921 by the jewish polish immigrant Abraham Tuschinski (murdered in Auschwitz in 1942).

Still documentary LON – Nina Landau

Lon Landau is a promising Jewish stage designer whose life takes a turn during World War II. He is held captive in a Belgian nazi camp, but decides to stay positive and do what he knows best: building dream worlds. LON is an ode to the power of imagination and how people maintain their dignity in difficult times.

Link to Trailer LON documentary

I first watched LON via the Belgian channel Canvas | VRT.be – which aired the film November 19th. Yesterday I watched the film in Tuschinski – and enjoyed the fine quality of the film on that big screen … and , by the way , the rich colors of the image I contributed – the picture of the oil-painted ‘Robin Hood’ marionette made by Lon Landau.

Still documentary LON – Nina Landau

In Lon’s artistic spirit , Nina Landau shows the story of her great-uncle Lon in her short documentary animation film ‘LON’ , on a ‘stage’ of paper sheets , were hand-drawn figures , sketches , are brought to life , just like the marionettes Lon made 75 years ago for the puppet show he prepared for the children around him , living like he in the Nazi transit camp Kazerne Dossin – waiting for deportation to a death camp. Lon’s puppet show did not premiere for the children in the camp , because he was deported to Auschwitz shortly before the envisioned performance.

This 7 minute short Flemish version of ‘La Vita è bella’ by Nina Landau , and co-workers Jamie MacLean, Penelope Deltour , Gert Van Goethem , and Sus Slaets will be screened again in december in Belgium at the international Kort Film Festival in Leuven ; and next Saturday , December 2nd 2017 at ‘Kortfilms in Dossin‘ ,  in the Kazerne Dossin museum in Mechelen .

Selections 4×7 docs December 2017 – Broadcast Belgian Canvas TV

‘LON’ van Nina Landau wordt je warm aanbevolen door Kathleen Cools :

“Nina vertelt dit verhaal zo ontroerend, ontwapenend, eerlijk en ook vol liefde dat we vooral aan Lon denken als een kleine, heel sterke held in dat verschrikkelijke, grote verhaal dat oorlog heet.” –

Preview by CANVAS  – VRT – Belgian TV – facebook

Coming Soon … The Robert Clary Story

COMING SOON

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 is producing 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 twelve 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.
His inspiring story will be shared with the world in From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story, which is currently in post-production.

Screening for Belgian ASF volunteers of ‘Transport XX to Auschwitz’

ASF België / Belgique

Our documentary film ‘Transport XX to Auschwitz‘  was screened September 2017 in Brussels for the new volunteers of ASF België / Belgique.
This Belgian ASF association is part of the international network of Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste – in english called : ‘Action Reconciliation Service for Peace‘.

These Belgian ASF one year ‘Service for Peace’ volunteers work a year in both social projects with the elderly, migrants, people with disabilities, and socially vulnerable children , and also historical and educational projects, in eg. museums and memorials , like Kazerne Dossin.

 

Resistance is the current year theme for the ASP – reason enough to pay attention to an unique act of resistance in the history of the Second World War: the attack at Boortmeerbeek on the 20th death train to Auschwitz.
More details and free online viewing  of the film here on this site via this link.

Splash selected for Reykjavík International Film Festival


The “Splash” one minute film is selected for the Reykjavík International Film Festival to be held 28 September – 8 October in Reykjavík , Iceland.

Reykjavík International Film Festival , 28 Sep – 8 Oct 2017

 

2017 RIFF Program

“Splash” will be shown at the festival in The One Minutes Series “Enjoy your file, download your life” curated by Studio David Claerbout.

More info on Splash at this site here in a previous post.

Link to the Press Release by The One Minutes

RIFF AROUND TOWN

One minute films in collaboration with The One Minutes Institute in the Netherlands and shorts will be screened around Reykjavík during the RIFF festival.

Settela


① memo 20170721 ~ Settela ~ The 9-year-old dutch Sinti-girl Anna Maria ‘Settela’ Steinbach peeks outside , at the last moment just before the sliding door is closed , standing inside a freight wagon with 74 people on May 19 , 1944 in the Westerbork concentration camp in Holland , when this deportation train leaves for Auschwitz-Birkenau – where Settela is murdered a few months later in one of the gas chambers. Here she wears a headscarf made from a torn sheet, because the Nazis had her head shaved , and while Settela peeks outside , her mother cries behind her in the car : “Get out of there, or soon your head gets in between!”
She was filmed by the jewish prisoner filmmaker Rudolf Breslauer as part of a documentary film being made on the Westerbork camp. More info here http://romasinti.eu/#story/settela-steinbach
In this short film I start with a slow-motion (10x) of the 3 seconds clip, followed by the unedited clip from the Westerbork 1944 film rushes / Rudolf Breslauer / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Open Images)

Splash


① memo 20170629 ~ Splash ~ June 29 , 2017 , Antwerp , Belgium – Premiere today of this one minute film “Splash” in The One Minutes Series of July 2017 called “Enjoy your file, download your life” curated by Studio David Claerbout and hosted by both The One Minutes , De Imagerie , and Het Bos in Antwerp , Belgium
“Splash” was made August 1, 2016 and added that day to the archive of The One Minutes.
[ Note : another copy of this 1 minute with a different soundtrack , called “Crossing” , was archived that same day by The One Minutes ]
The footage was shot September 26 , 2015 in the Greek Aegean Sea in the aftermath of storms across the Mediterranean that brought apocalyptical flash floods and torrential rainfall in nearby places.

Link –   http://theoneminutes.org/series/enjoy-your-file-download-your-life

Watch on Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/223534854

 

PREMIERE
‘Enjoy your file, download your life’ will premiere 29 June at Het Bos, Antwerp (BE).

PRESS release 13 June 2017 – Het Bos premieres One Minutes curated by Studio David Claerbout

SCREENINGS

The “Splash” one minute film is selected for the Reykjavík International Film Festival to be held 28 September – 8 October 2017 in Reykjavík , Iceland.

RIFF

Reykjavík International Film Festival , 28 Sep – 8 Oct 2017

In July 2017 , the series will tour museums and cultural organisations with a subscription to The One Minutes Series.

Het Bos, Antwerpen (BE), 29 June 8:30 pm
Museum De Pont, Tilburg (NL), 13 July 6 pm
Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (NL)
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL)
Dortmunder U (DE)
East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)
Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam (NL)
Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle (NL)
Museum Hilversum (NL)
Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL)
De School, Amsterdam (NL)
WOW, Amsterdam (NL)

THE ONE MINUTES SERIES

The One Minutes Series of July –  Enjoy your file, download your life – curated by Studio David Claerbout

NOTES

Sep 19 , 2017 update : Splash is selected for   2017Reykjavík International Film Festival (IS)
Press release by The One Minutes