Dartmouth Films is honoured to announce the theatrical release of the Gigatel Productions' film DESTINATION UNKNOWN in UK cinemas from 16th June 2017. Making a unique contribution to the history of the Holocaust, the film captures the pain which still haunts Holocaust survivors 70 years after liberation and the resilience which has enabled them to live with the memories.
Directed by Claire Ferguson (known for editing Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Concert for George, The End of the Line, Guilty Pleasures, Up in Smoke), Produced by Llion Roberts (who has spent fourteen years accumulating the testimonies on which the film is based), DESTINATION UNKNOWN blends intimate testimony with immersive archive to bring the stories of twelve Holocaust survivors to the screen.
The film is released on the back of Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah) where the film’s central character and Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg attended "The March of the Living" alongside thousands of participants in Poland last week. Ed Mosberg will visit the UK for the release of the film in June.
With no narration and no expert interviews, the film relies on the survivors' own words, to weave a vivid narrative of lives stained by genocide. A seamless mosaic of first-hand accounts, rare archive from the time, and family Super 8 footage from after the war, the film traces their journeys from the outbreak of war, through the misery of the ghettos, to the unimaginable horrors of the camps. The survivors share their memories, some for the first time, some for the last, bringing their experiences to a new generation.