Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

The Mover

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The true story of "Latvia's Schindlers" - This award-winning Latvian feature film offers a gripping account of Žanis Lipke, a blue-collar worker honoured as one of the 'Righteous Among the Nations' for his heroic deeds during the war. Despite his family’s hardship under successive Soviet and German occupations, Lipke embarked on a covert operation to save local Jews from Nazi persecution and certain death, moving them from the Riga ghetto to an underground bunker hidden on his property. From the start, Filmmaker Davis Simanis creates a powerfully ominous and suspenseful atmosphere, positioning the viewer, like Lipke, as a reluctant eyewitness to unfolding horrors.


Sponsored By Barbara & Steve Forman and Donna & Stuart Ganslaw

  • Year
    2018
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    Latvian, German, Yiddush with English Subtitles
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Premiere
    Boca Raton / Delray Beach
  • Note
    Awards: Winner – Latvian National FF, Moscow Intl. FF
  • Director
    Davis Simanis Jr.
  • Screenwriter
    Davis Simanis Jr.
  • Cast
    Arturs Skrastins, Lauma Balode, Dainis Grube