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!