Personal stories are complex, human, and essential. 116 Cameras reminds us that stories can outlive, but not replace, the individuals who tell them. Holocaust education continues to be important and relevant, as anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of discrimination persist.
116 Cameras tells the story of Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank, as she preserves her story interactively, so that people can “talk” to her long after she is gone. Following her through this process, the film is an intimate portrait of Eva as she tells her story in an utterly new way, and an exploration of memory, testimony and the Holocaust.
The shoa foundation
As the Holocaust survivor community ages, the USC Shoah Foundation has embarked on an ambitious new project to transform survivors into 3D digital projections that will interact with generations to come. "New Dimensions in Testimony" is a collection of testimonies designed as an interactive educational tool to permit students far into the future to “talk” with Holocaust survivors about their life experiences.
For more information about the project you can visit their website, here.
The film has been generously supported by grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Norman Raab Foundation, Hartley Film Foundation, and the David Bruce Smith Family Foundation.