Sunday, July 6, 2008

Facing the past to heal the future

Bloodlines screened yesterday at the Activating Human Rights Film Festival. For me it was the first screening open to the public and I was both nervous and excited to see the response. It went very well - people were moved by the film. We had a question and answer session after the screening, with myself and Ruth Rich, and people spoke about personal issues in their own family history as well as wanting to know more about the process Ruth and Bettina went through.

I was pleased to see that the resonance of the film included both facing the genocide of the Holocaust and healing any traumas carried down through generations. I believe Bloodlines shows that facing the past can heal the present and lead to a different future.

The depth of the questions and contributions went beyond my expectations, and I can't wait for the next screening!

1 comment:

aliison said...

I'm so glad to hear the film went well Cynthia at the Activating Human Rights Film Festival. It is a beautiful film that draws you in...watching Ruth and Bettina work through these very difficult issues was an inspiring and deeply moving experience for me. I have never had to face those sort of issues yet i saw and felt the positive effects they both went through. I hope this film is seen across the world it deserves it!

Oh and great website!