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2023
2023
Woods Hole - Cape Cod
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Tracks: Stumbling Stones Amsterdam

This heartfelt and beautifully shot short-form documentary explores the laying of “Stolpersteine” memorial stones honoring Holocaust victims, installed in front of the homes along the central canals in Amsterdam. A central theme of this film is the power and importance of remembrance. In the Jewish tradition, as long as a person is remembered, they continue to live. The central canal area of Amsterdam is recognized as one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the world. Even in times of joy and celebration, we are urged to momentarily acknowledge tragedy in both the past and the present. These stones serve to provide a small tear of sorrow next to the grand and historic architecture of the canals. This film encourages us to recall the neighbors, friends, grandparents, mothers, fathers, children, and babies who were the victims of hate and intolerance. The film is a visually gorgeous, poetic, and uplifting meditation on art, encounter, and remembrance.
Credits
DIRECTOR(S): Maclovia Martel

Presented as Part Of The Nettle Dress

Details

YEAR: 2023
RUN TIME: 11 Minutes
LANGUAGE(S): Dutch, English
SUBTITLES: English

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