FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (March 31, 2014): The independent documentary “Berlin Calling“ will have its WOLRD PREMIERE as an Official Selection at The 47th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival, on April 10 at 7 p.m.
The film follows a second-generation Holocaust
survivor/journalist on a journey of discovery. When she was a
child in suburban Houston, her father never talked about his past. However,
little signs began to appear as she entered her teens. Her rebellious love of
punk rock brought forth some of her father’s deepest fears of persecution and
being marked as “different.”
As an adult, she begins to use her investigative journalism
skills to unearth her father’s story and bear witness as her father answers the
hard questions about what happened to him in Berlin as a Jewish child under the
oppression and hate of the Third Reich.
Interspersed with her father’s detailed descriptions of his time in a
concentration camp and historical context of the dawn of WWII, the film travels
alongside our character as her research takes her across the globe from Houston and
Los Angeles to Berlin, Prague and Paris. She opens the very paperwork the Nazis
kept on her family, and has a surprising revelation - the fate of a family
member who disappeared in the early days of persecution.
“Berlin Calling” was produced and directed by award winning,
British born, filmmaker Nigel Dick, who has been responsible for some of the
most influential videos in music history including Guns n’ Roses’ “Welcome to
the Jungle,” Oasis’ “Wonderwall” and Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time.”
“Berlin Calling” is also nominated to receive one of the
prestigious REMI awards at the festival during an awards gala to be held on
Trailer, EPK and production notes for “Berlin Calling” are available at www.berlincallingdocumentary.com. Review copies of the film are available by request
The 47th Annual WorldFest-Houston takes place April 4-13th, 2014 at Flagship AMC Studio 30 Theatres, 2949 Dunvale in SW Houston.
Tickets for the “Berlin Calling” premiere are $12.50 (plus $1.50 service fee when purchased online.)