ABOUT THE FILM
Filmmaker, Johnathan Andrews, presents the true story of Lina Kantor (Amato), one of the few remaining survivors of the Holocaust now residing in Cape Town, South Africa.
This extraordinary documentary film explores the rare account of how the interventions of the Turkish Consul-General on Rhodes Island in Greece, Selahattin Ülkümen, saved 42 Jews from deportation by the Nazis to Auschwitz during July 1944 - World War II.
Lina speaks from the heart as she guides viewers through the history of her time spent on Rhodes Island as a child, and how her family was saved through the efforts of Selahattin Ülkümen. Yad Vashem ultimately recognised him as “Righteous Among The Nations” in 1989.
The Story Of Lina Amato is an honest and unforgettable story in commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day - 27 January.
Lina Kantor (Amato) - Holocaust survivor.
Richard Freedman - Director of the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation.
Elif Çomoglu Ülgen - Turkish Ambassador in South Africa (2017).
EXTRA SCENES ONLY ON DVD
- How did Lina's mom get back their piano?
- Leaving Rhodes Island to go back to Turkey.
- Compilation of recognition Mr Ülkümen received.
- Film excerpt with Turkish subtitles.
Mehmet Ülkümen... Son of Selahattin Ülkümen.
Girolamo & Bianca Sotgiu... Amato family friends.
Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Turkish Embassy in Pretoria.
Cape Town Holocaust Centre.
RUNNING TIME.... 48 minutes
FILM RELEASE DATE .... 27 January 2018
DVD BARCODE .... 0735850191270