Watch 116 Cameras, as featured in the New York Times Op-Docs. 116 Cameras stars Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss, and is produced by Emmy-winning filmmaker Davina Pardo documents the new technology behind the preservation of Holocaust survivor stories for future generations.
“What if your most important experiences could live on after you die?”
We are seeing the Holocaust survivor population dwindling and within our lifetimes we will no longer be able to hear first-hand survivor testimonies. That is where new technology aids with preserving a collection of testimonies designed as an interactive educational tool to permit students far into the future to “talk” with Holocaust survivors about their life experiences.
116 Cameras follows Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank, and a survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, as she preserves her story as an interactive hologram so she may have conversations with future generations. The technology supported by The USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony project draws on the rich resource of 1,500 recorded answers triggered by visitors’ unique questions—allowing direct, seamless conversation. The related exhibit is on view at New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage through December 22, 2017.
116 Cameras has been generously supported by grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Norman Raab Foundation, Hartley Film Foundation, Karma Foundation, David Bruce Smith Family Foundation, and Lee and Lauren Feldman.
About the filmmaker/producer:
Davina Pardo is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker in Brooklyn, NY. She recently produced VERY SEMI-SERIOUS, a feature-length HBO documentary about New Yorker cartoonists, which received a 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming. Davina is the director and producer of several award-winning documentary shorts, including MINKA and BIRDLINGS TWO, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, True/False Film Festival, Hot Docs, Full Frame, DOC NYC, Sheffield Doc/Fest and other festivals worldwide. Her work has been supported by the Tribeca Film Institute, IFP’s Documentary Lab and Independent Film Week, and the Sundance Institute. A native of Canada, Davinapreviously worked as assistant to David Cronenberg and associate produced the Academy Award-winning documentary FREEHELD.
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Watch 116 Cameras as featured in the New York Times Op-Docs