We are thrilled to announce that Humanity in Action’s animated short film “My Father’s War” has been officially selected for the 26th edition of the UK Jewish Film Festival.
The festival will take place on 10 – 24 November 2022 across the UK and online. My Father’s War will available for streaming 21-27 November as part of the festival’s Real to Reel and Life Less Ordinary Shorts Programs.
My Father’s War
“My Father’s War” is the third and last part of Humanity in Action’s new animated documentary film trilogy TRACES-Portraits of Resistance, Survival and Resolve.
My Father’s War animates the experiences of Peter Hein and his son David. As a Jewish child in the Netherlands in the 1940’s, Peter was separated from his parents and whisked from hiding place to hiding place to escape deportation. Decades later, his own son David attempts to forge his own path after his father’s mental health disintegrates under the weight of his memories.
The UK Jewish Film Festival
UK Jewish Film aims to develop a culture where Jewish film is recognised and enjoyed by the widest possible audience, and to bring Jewish related film to the heart of British culture.
Through its flagship, the annual UK Jewish Film Festival, as well as its 450 year-round screenings and previews at venues across London and the UK, showcases a wide range of feature films, documentaries and shorts, which reflect the diversity of Jewish life and culture. Since its inception the UK Jewish Film Festival has welcomed over 500,000 visitors.