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My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransport
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Melissa Hacker


A forerunner to INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS, Melissa Hacker's powerful MY KNEES WERE TREMBLING remains the first feature-length documentary to reveal the human drama behind the Kindertransport of WWII. The Kindertransport was a British refugee policy set in motion during the aftermath of Kristallnacht. The policy allowed for Jews under the age of seventeen to seek asylum in the United Kingdom. Ultimately, over 10,000 Jewish children were rescued from almost certain destruction and placed into English foster homes.

 

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GENRES - documentary

Film Info

RUNTIME - 77 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1996

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States, United Kingdom

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Full-Frame

Director

Melissa Hacker

Producer

Melissa Hacker

Music

Joel Goodman

Narrator

Joanne Woodward

Photography

Eric Schmidt

Photography

Kevin Keating

Photography

John Foster

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Press

"(Melissa Hacker) approaches her poignant subject matter in a particularly earnest, intimate way."

- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"These stories are heart-rending...."

- Dennis Harvey, Weekly Variety

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