TRAILER FOR OUR NEWEST FILM
A Blast from the Past - A Shot to the Future
The Newsletter of the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission | JUNE 2015
SMASH HIT FOR STICKBALL
The documentary Stickball Boulevard has finished filming at Village Park, Wellington and is now in post-production. Richard Bloom Productions filmed for over 15 days a group of retired seniors who still love one of the greatest urban street games, stickball.
The film’s director Bloom says, “Interviewing and filming these guys playing the game and listening to their boyhood memories was a special experience.” Plans are being made to enter the documentary into festivals around the country. There are many seniors who still love to play the game, reliving their childhood memories, and many will relate to this film.
OUR SHOAH DOCUMENTARIES
Released For Distribution Our
Released For Distribution Our Newest Film:
This new documentary became necessary as over the past five years, there has been an insidious worldwide campaign by the Lithuanian Government to rewrite the history of the Holocaust, specifically as it pertains to events in that country by glorifying Lithuanian Nazi collaborators as heroes, vilifying the victims, and attempting to delegitimize the Holocaust as a unique historical event by comparing it to the crimes of Stalin, all in an attempt to sanitize the role of thousands of its citizens and avoiding accountability.
Dr. Dovid Katz
protesting at the Neo-Nazi march, March 11, 2012 in Vilnius,
in Vilnius, Lithuania
credit: "(c) European Union"
Dr. Dovid Katz holding up The 70 Years Declaration at the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France
Dr. Efraim Zuroff protesting at the annual Waffen SS parade, March 16, 2012, Riga, Latvia
Credit: Francine Casteels
Dr. Dovid Katz and
Monica Lowenberg protesting at the annual Waffen SS parade, March
16, 2012, Riga, Latvia
Credit: Charissa Brammer
Former Vilna partisan, Fania Brantsovsky and Dr. Dovid Katz at the 'new' Jewish cemetery, in Vilnius (near the symbolic gravestone for members of the Vilna (FPO) and other partisan organizations.
Music: "Eclipse", Composed and Performed by Adi Sappir - www.adisappir.com.au
Light of the River (Or Hanachal) ""LCHA
DODI" performed by Shai Perelman and Omer Horowitz
performed by Shai Perelman and Omer Horowitz
Available for Jewish and other Film Festivals as well as Holocaust education programs.
Requests to view the entire film should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the Shoah, the Nazis, in their quest for the final solution of the Jewish question, utilized thousands of trains from Germany and the occupied countries to transport 3,000,000 Jews to the concentration and death camps.
This is the little known, true story of a most remarkable and heroic rescue attempt which occurred on April 19, 1943, the first night of Passover, at the same time that the Warsaw Ghetto uprising began, some 720 miles away.
On that night, Transport XX departed Mechelen, Belgium at 10 p.m.
with 1631 Jewish men, women and children for AuschwitzII-Birkenau.
This was the only documented attack on a death train during the Shoah.
Director-Producer Richard Bloom speaking at the premiere of
Simon Gronowski beside deportation wagon - image from interview video by Michel van der Burg. Original photo: Pierre Salmon
For more stories and information about Transport XX, please visit Michel van der Burg's site here:
During the Shoah, Nazi collaborators from
of these collaborators were never prosecuted for their crimes.
Many fled to various countries, lying on their
Between April, 1942 and October, 1943, more than 250,000 Jewish men, women and children were murdered at Sobibor by 20 SS personnel and 120 Ukrainian guards.
On October 14, 1943, the Jews revolted, culminating in the largest and most successful escape from a Nazi concentration/death camp.
Click below to view the trailer:
The Warsaw Ghetto was established in November, 1940. More than 450,000 Jews lived there at one point. Starvation, disease and killings had reduced that number to 350,000 by July, 1942. Then the deportations began to Treblinka.
On Passover eve, April 19, 1943, the German army entered the Ghetto to liquidate and deport the remaining Jews to the Nazi death camps.
Click below to view the trailer:
Richard Bloom Productions is the parent company of Remembrance Films and RKL Productions, an independent film production company founded by Karen Lynne and Richard Bloom