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Wednesday
Mar082017

An Undeniable Voice (2016)

I’m greedy when it comes to really compelling stories. I want to know so much more about Holocaust survivor Sam Harris than Price Arana and Adam Rothlein’s fifteen-minute documentary short, An Undeniable Voice, can offer. Harris was only four when Nazis invaded his hometown of Demblin, Poland, and only slightly older than that when he and four other children were allowed into a concentration camp that doubled as a munitions factory (as opposed to being shot in the train yard). The film artfully intercuts between an on-stage interview with producer Sharon Stone and haunting, archival depictions of Harris’ childhood stories. Like the 1.5 million children murdered in World War II, An Undeniable Voice feels like it was taken from us far too soon. But the filmmakers pack each minute with a gratitude and vigilance that recalls the words of Neil Gaiman: “You get what everyone gets. You get a lifetime.”