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Back To Berlin

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Synopsis

Following eleven modern-day Jewish bikers on an epic journey from Tel-Aviv to Berlin, crossing nine European countries and 4,500km in twenty-four days. Their mission, to deliver the Maccabi torch to Hitler’s infamous 1936 Olympic stadium, for the opening ceremony of the 2015 European Maccabiah Games.
These riders follow in the tracks of the early 1930s’ bikers who set out from Tel Aviv to all corners of Europe. Their mission, to seek out athletes to compete in the first Maccabiah Games. En route, each country holds a chilling resonance for our motor-cycling Holocaust survivors, descendants of survivors and the grandson of a 1930’s Maccabiah Rider. Stories of defiance and survival are revealed, as well as those of horrifying tragedy.
The juxtaposition of the present and past is the underlying thread of this Biker-Flick meets Holocaust film mixing archival footage with the 2015 journey.
As resurgent populism and anti-Semitism once again rear their ugly heads, this film brings an important message through the voice of those who have been personally affected by one of the darkest pages in human history. This isn’t simply a “Jewish” story. It is the story of people overcoming the worst from fellow man to restate our common humanity.


http://www.backtoberlin.co.uk

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
76 mins
Format
hd
Director
Catherine Lurie 1st Feature
Producer
Catherine Lurie
Executive Producer
Larry King, Anthony Alt, Elliott Bernerd, Stuart Urban
Editor
Andrew Quigley, Julian Rodd
Director of Photography
Eyal Ben Yaish
Sound
Philip Alton
Music
Michael Stevens
Image
©Yossi Alony, Cat-Mac

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Last updated 15th March 2018

Production Company

Cat-Mac
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London
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+44 (0)20 7730 1549
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Sales
Company

Go2Films
Hedva Goldschmidt
37/8 Issar Natanzon
Jerusalem, 97787
Israel
+972-2-5831371
hedva@go2films.com
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