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Memories of a first love against the idyllic backdrop of South England, in a documentary linked with the history of a children’s home in WW II that offered a safe haven to hundreds of Jewish refugees and had a great impact on their lives.
Documentary with two interwoven storylines. The first is set in a village in the English county of Kent, where director Barbara Meter experienced her first love. The second layer dives deeper into history, to an unprecedentedly progressive children’s home run by a courageous and resolute director with foresight. Immediately after the Nazis’ assumption of power, she moved the home with its Jewish pupils from Germany to safety in England. Apart from a proper education, the uprooted children found a safe haven, sympathy and warmth there. A plea for humaneness and compassion.

Title: Nachtlicht
Year: 2022
Duration : 38 minutes
Category: Short documentary
Edition: NFF 2023

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