The first-ever Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival will show two USC Shoah Foundation documentaries in its Spotlight on Human Loss March 16 and 17 in New York City.
Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival aims to raise awareness of social issues, diverse cultures and the human condition through film. It will present over 50 feature films, documentaries and short films from 18 countries.
In addition to the competition films, the festival includes spotlight presentations (non-competition) focused on specific themes. For its Spotlight on Human Loss, the festival chose the USC Shoah Foundation-produced documentaries Pamiętam (I Remember) and The Lost Children of Berlin.
Pamiętam (I Remember) was directed by Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda as part of the Shoah Foundation’s Broken Silence series of documentaries in 2002. The Polish-language film focuses on Polish Holocaust survivors who were either helped or betrayed by their neighbors.
The Lost Children of Berlin (1997), directed by Elizabeth McIntyre and narrated by Anthony Hopkins, documents the reunion of 50 child survivors of the Holocaust.
The Lost Children of Berlin screens Sun., March 16 at 3 p.m.; I Remember on Mon., March 17 at 9:15 p.m.; both at Quad Cinema in New York City. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.ratedsrfilms.org/