Friday, June 18, 2010

75. June 13/14, 2010 - Into the Arms of Strangers (2000)

As documentaries go, I found this to be pretty uninspired, creatively speaking. Anyone can film interviews and insert archival footage and photographs in between. The focus of the film is the Kindertransport - a program that sent Jewish children away from Nazi Germany to live with foster families in Allied nations and the stories themselves are moving, especially the woman who made it onto the transport train only to have her father pull her off and end up in a concentration camp. But boring filmmaking detracts from the overall power.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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