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Where is Anne Frank – Animation at the cinema 2021



Where is Anne Frank works well as a movie, but this one is aimed more at children than adults when it comes to Holocaust education.

This film portrays Kitty (Ruby Stokes), the imaginary person Anne Frank (Emily Carey) wrote to in her diary, coming to life in Amsterdam some 75 years after Anne was arrested and sent to her death. There are flashbacks to the past even though the movie is set in the present. Kitty has no idea today is when she wakes up. First, Kitty starts at the annex, which now houses the museum. Ultimately, Kitty traces Anne’s story back to her tragic death during the Holocaust. At the same time, Kitty travels across Europe with Peter (Ralph Prosser), who runs a shelter for undocumented refugees. This brings me to another point, Kitty wants to accomplish Anne’s cause, which includes speaking out against the injustices refugee children face. Recent acts in Afghanistan come to mind.

This film has a lot to offer. One, bringing Kitty to life as the protagonist and narrator. Second, find a way to connect both the past and the present. It is by finding out what happened to Anne Frank that Kitty learns what is happening today. We read the news compared to previous news. Refugees are flocking to Europe. Some continued to make documentaries on their stories. But at the same time, the rise of European anti-Semitism has led an increasing number of Jews to leave Europe for Israel. This rising tide of anti-Semitism cannot be ignored.

Adults, if you don’t like this movie, that’s okay because it’s not for you. It’s for your kids who may not have a lot of education about the Holocaust. Recent figures have shown that many people are uneducated about the Holocaust, so movies like Where is Anne Frank this is a good thing. It might not be the best movie in the world, but I’m not complaining. What is important is that the film serves as a gateway to learn more about the Holocaust. Next year marks the 75th anniversary of the newspaper’s first publication. This would later lead to the 1956 Broadway play and the 1959 film directed by George Stevens.

This film was commissioned by Anne Frank Fonds, the foundation created by Otto Frank. It’s an ambitious film that took many years of development. They called on Ari Folman to write and direct. Ultimately, this movie works as an introduction to history, the Holocaust, and discrimination – yes, that includes anti-Semitism in a time when hatred of Jews is terrible. Jews can’t even post brunch photos without receiving death threats on social media. And yet, these threats do not seem to go against community standards! But anyway, this movie shows just how much of the 1930s discrimination is still there today. There were boycotts against the Jews then and there are still boycotts against the Jews today. I can honestly go on and on. It is reprehensible and disgusting!

Holocaust education is an important thing to remember to watch Where is Anne Frank because if we don’t learn from the past, we are doomed to repeat it.

CASTING: Ruby Stokes, Emily Carey

Where are Anne Frank’s screens during the 2021 Animation is Film Festival.

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