Global Peace Film Festival 2020

Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses

Expired October 5, 2020 4:00 AM
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Heroic World War II veterans vividly share their liberation journeys, drawing parallels between the past and present. These powerful eyewitness accounts from Steven Spielberg's USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive®, share a cautionary tale and compelling reminder of what can happen when insidious hatred remains unchecked. With antisemitism, racism and xenophobia on the rise worldwide, this film serves as a call to action to stand against hatred in all its forms. As Alan Moskin, a featured Liberator in the film, says to a group of young cadets, "The hate is still out there...It's up to your generation to change that."

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    41 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Vanessa Roth
  • Producer
    June Beallor, Andy Friendly
  • Executive Producer
    Mickey Shapiro, Ceci Chan, Stephen D. Smith, Andi Gitow
  • Cast
    Alan Moskin, Virgil Westdale, Aldean Mason, Leon Bass
  • Editor
    Peter Zachwieja
  • Music
    Jackson Greenberg, Jesi Nelson