TAKING THE STAND Documentary received the “Alan Fortunoff Humanitarian Award” and received a nomination in the “Best Documentary” category at the New York film festival “Long Island International Film Expo 2016.”
This film festival is rated: “One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World—MovieMaker Magazine” and “One of Top 10 Hottest Summer Festivals in the United States—AUDIENCE AWARDS”
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Nevada Premiere of TAKING THE STAND Documentary Short at “5th Annual Laughlin International Film Festival” on October 15, 2016.
Premiere of TAKING THE STAND Documentary Short at New York Film Festival “Long Island International Film Expo” on July 16, 2016
Photos and information about “TAKING THE STAND USA Tour 2015” at Boston College, Connecticut, Harvard, Pepperdine, and Stanford universities, as well as at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and LAMOTH are available here: www.facebook.com/TakingTheStand.WeHaveMoreToSay
When hatred, prejudice, and bullying threaten, whose voices will we turn to?
The voices of the survivors must never be silenced even if they are no longer among us.
Nine Holocaust survivors and victims of Nazi tyranny [Jews, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Sinti, and a political prisoner] from 5 different countries have ‘taken the stand’ to give their testimony as a legacy for future generations.
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Recommendation of the book “Taking the Stand: We Have More to Say”
The Department of Political Education at the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture is pleased that, with the publication in 2012 of the book and DVD by Bernhard Rammerstorfer entitled “Taking the Stand: We Have More to Say” (The German edition entitled “Im Zeugenstand: Was wir noch sagen solten” was released in 2012.), a highly recommended resource has become available for use in educational institutions and schools for the purposes of raising awareness of, providing proof of, and vividly invoking the human suffering that the National Socialist state apparatus
The strategy employed in the project is particularly noteworthy: questions were sent from educational institutions all over the world, and 100 of these were selected and put to nine people, also from different countries, who were victimized by the National Socialists’ totalitarian system of rule for various reasons. Selected answers from the survivors are included on a DVD as an audiovisual document, together with accompanying educational material.
This approach means that the accounts and memories related by the witnesses of history in the interviews can be compared, and they also represent irrefutable testimony of the consequences of a policy of marginalization, segregation, dehumanization, and even murder of those groups specifically identified by the National Socialists as a result of their obsession with race.
The Department of Political Education at the Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Mr. Bernhard Rammerstorfer for the years he has spent accompanying the witness of history Leopold Engleitner, and for the commitment he showed that led to the publication of this book.
Vienna, February 29, 2012
On behalf of the Ministry
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