Documentary Film / Survivor Story
"Because of Stalin"
A documentary film by Johnathan Andrews.
Because of Stalin is a personal story of tragic losses in the Gulag camps, escapes, deceit and a journey to freedom.
Mordechai (Mordi) Perlov (92 year old living in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a Lithuanian Jew who was deported in June 1941 from Raseiniai, Lithuania, to Ust'-Lokchim, Northern Soviet Union, by the Soviet Red Army.
Mordi, his family and other Lithuanians who were considered as enemies of the Soviet state were taken ...
The film is made in proud association with:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of South Africa.
Documentary Film / Defying Medical Odds
Derick Brumer was involved in a motorbike accident in his late teens which left him in a coma in hospital for nearly 6 months.
He sustained a serious brain injury during the accident and the doctors gave him a 5% chance of survival the first night in hospital. He remained in hospital, in a coma, for nearly 5 and a half months after the accident.