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Facing Arthur [videorecording]
imprint
Kelowna, BC : Canal Water Films ; Filmwest Associates, 2002.
description
1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
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imprint
Kelowna, BC : Canal Water Films ; Filmwest Associates, 2002.
credits note
Executive Producer Steven Rosenbaum ; editor, Stefan Knerrich and Marc Senter.
general note
"A Canal Water Films Production."
On cassette case: "Quality documentaries that inform & enlighten"
local note
For use by the University of Toronto only.
performer
Narrator: Susan Sarandon.
abstract
This video examines the complex relationship between an aging Holocaust survivor Arthur Leberman, who is now living in the United States, and Christoph Erbsloeh, the third generation grandson of a German soldier. From their first awkward conversation, these two unlikely friends discover that while history is unchangeable, their shared love for classical music and art can help them transcend their differences and their generations. By facing Arthur, young Christoph confronts the legacy of Germany's Nazi generation and his own place in modern Germany. Their relationship becomes a metaphor for examing the meaning of atonement and the possibility of reconciliation between historical enemies.
catalogue key
5187496
target audience
Recommended for Grades 9-12, and Post Secondary Education.

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