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Into The Arms of Strangers

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris

Release Date: Monday 30th November -0001

Running time: 117 minutes

A haunting Oscar-winning documentary by Mark Jonathan Harris, which revisits the treatment and fate of young Jewish children in Nazi Germany, Into the Arms of Strangers is a powerful movie seeking to put a human face on unspeakable horror. The main part of the movie is taken up by interviews with those who were saved by the Kindertransport - a loose international conglomerate that saved and moved around 10,000 children from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia to safer climes like Great Britain. Neither judgmental nor patronising, it's a humanist, affecting series of interviews and images that utilizes the weight of experience to make its point. Narrated by Judi Dench and with a sublime score by Lee Holdridge, Into the Arms of Strangers is truly poignant stuff.