Three minutes of footage of a 16mm home movie found in an attic in South Florida, shot by David Kurtz in 1938, are the only moving images remaining of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland before the Holocaust.
Those precious minutes are examined in intricate detail to unravel the human stories hidden in the celluloid. Tracing the story of those three minutes begins with the journey of Glenn Kurtz to discover more about his grandfather’s film, ultimately leading to identifying people and places otherwise erased from history, and helping to connect a Holocaust Survivor with his lost childhood. Produced by acclaimed Director Bianca Stigter. Co-Produced by Steve McQueen (Director, ’12 Years a Slave’). Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.
The Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art hosted a sneak-preview of the theatrical release of Three Minutes: A Lengthening at the Quad Cinema, followed by a Q&A with Director Bianca Stigter and Author Glenn Kurtz, moderated by Dr. Ori Z Soltes. This special screening is being co-sponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York and the World Jewish Congress North America, in cooperation with the Abraham Berger Foundation, Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, German Film Office (a joint initiative of German Films and Goethe-Institut), Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Leo Baeck Institute, March of the Living, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 3GNY, 3GNJ & 3G Philly, and Mean Streets Management, Overton VC and Cayle White Advisory Group.