Hugo … A Children’s Film with Real People

During an era in which I over-satiated myself watching films and documentaries which deal with unpleasant themes and characters such as existentialism, the apocalypse, zombies, aliens, dystopian universes, power, global warming and man’s devastation of all the earth’s natural resources, I came across a pleasing and heart-warming story. During an unlucky year, 2013, I watched…

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Wladyslaw Szpilman, the Pianist

Not long after the Second World War ended, Polish classical pianist, Wladyslaw Szpilman¬†recorded his personal ordeal of the Holocaust in a written autobiography. The manner in which he recorded horrors, such as the herding of his family onto ‘cattle trucks’ to be transported to concentration camps and his survival in Warsaw led me to believe…

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