Devorah’s Hope is a revolutionary addition to the landscape of Holocaust survival films — half biopic/half documentary. What makes the film so interesting is that it melds the cerebral and educational virtues of a documentary with the emotional and artistic attributes of a live-action drama, leaving a meaningful impact on audiences. Dramatized reenactments of real-life events, filmed in Poland, in the exact same places where those events took place a lifetime ago, create a visceral connection between viewers and Devorah’s remarkable journey. Deftly handled interviews, photographs, maps, and archival footage help frame this deeply personal story within the broader narrative of World War II. Michael Birnbaum, the world-renowned Holocaust historian, is one of the talking heads in the film.
This is a great film for parents & children and grandparents & children to see together since the children can relate to the young Devorah character. Let me know if you would like to see a screener of the film. In addition, a companion guide has been created for the film that I could send your way as well.