My Knees Were Jumping: Remebering Kindertransport
- Rated UNR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 12/30/2003
Nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance MY KNEES WERE JUMPING is the first feature-length documentary to tell the heart-wrenching story of the Kinder transport. A powerful account of this astonishing slice of Holocaust history it is told with poignant intimacy by the daughter of a survivor. Filmmaker Melissa Hacker's mother Ruth Morley (Academy Award nominated costume designer for the Miracle Worker) was one of the over 10000 children saved in the Kinder transport movement during the Holocaust. On the eve of World War II as millions of Jews were seeking refuge from Nazi persecution country after country turned it's back-all except for Great Britain who opened it's doors to an unspecified number of Jewish children in danger. As the children boarded trains taking them to a sae haven in London their parents were left to embark on a different journey-one taking them to the concentration camps. Most of these children never saw their parents again. Narrated by screen legend Joanne Woodward MY KNEES WERE JUMPING weaves personal first-hand accounts with extraordinary archival footage to reveal the incredible impact of the Kinder transport. From grappling with the guilt of survival to the fear of abandonment that still haunts them to this day the survivors' unforgettable stories will leave few unchanged. DVD Features: Filmmaker Biography; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection.
|Run Time:||77 minutes|