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Human Rights Watch Film Fest takes us to ‘No Place on Earth’

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Screening Sunday Mar 3 2013 as part of theHuman Rights Watch Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox is the new documentary from producer/director Janet Tobias “No Place on Earth”. The History Channel produced documentary outlines the courageous struggle to survive by five Jewish families in Nazi Occupied Poland. The lengths and extraordinary struggle they went through is explored here along with a full reproduction with actors re-enacting the described events of living members of the family.

No Place on Earth

Starring: Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer, Sonia Dodyk, Sima Dodyk, Chris Nicola

Directed by Janet Tobias

In 1993 Chris Nicola, an American cave enthusiast, was exploring the (more…)

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Human Rights Watch Film Fest explores ‘Camp 14: Total Control Zone’

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Playing Feb 27 as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, a week and a half long (Feb 26 – Mar 7, 2013) program of films that empower through tales of oppression, struggle and resilience, comes the documentary based on the best-selling book ‘Escape from Camp 14’, “Camp 14: Total Control Zone”. The festival, making its home in the TIFF Bell Lightbox, features both documentaries and scripted films that highlight atrocities and struggles worldwide for equality. The films of the festival come from around the world and encompass many different elements of the human condition and people’s will to survive and impact change.

Camp 14: Total Control Zone

Directed by Marc Wiese

Camp 14: Total Control Zone is a fascinating portrait of a young man who grew up (more…)