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999: The Forgotten Girls of the Holocaust


Screening Information

Ontario Premiere
May 31, 1:00 pm
Leah Posluns Theatre
June 2 – June 3
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Countries United States, Canada, Slovakia, Poland
Year 2024
Running Time 90 MIN
Directors Beatriz M Calleja,Heather Dune Macadam

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Based on the best-selling book, this documentary reveals the little-known story of the 999 unmarried, young Jewish women who were among the first to arrive at Auschwitz. Filmmaker and historian Heather Dune Macadam offers a powerful picture of history as told by the women at the heart of it. Blending interviews, animation, photographs and archival footage, the film shifts between the clinical statistics of the Nazi bureaucratic machine and the heartbreaking testimonies of the survivors. The result is a riveting documentary that captures both the barbarity of the Nazis and the humanity of the brave individuals who suffered under them.

Presentation Details

Guest Director Heather Dune Macadam

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Review "A powerful new documentary that sheds light on a wrenching true story.” TV and City
Other Festivals - Miami Jewish Film Festival 2024: Audience Award
- Hamptons Doc Fest 2023: Human Rights Award
- Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2023
- Austin Film Festival 2022

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