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Social Media Intern – AFTER Film

AFTER, a groundbreaking documentary that is an affirmation of poetry, cinema and life, is looking for an intern to help with social media: Facebook, our website, Instagram, Twitter, Vine and more.

The intern should be competent in helping to design a website, enhance our Facebook presence and help to widen the circles for the film on social media.  At present, we cannot afford to pay for the internship; however, should the film be sold there will be compensation.  Also, we are happy to write letters of recommendation.

Please see the overview and trailer for more information. Work can be done from your own computer for 2-5 hours a week.  Kindly send your resume and any samples you may have to afterthedocumentary@gmail.com. We look forward to having you as part of the team!

 

AFTER:  A Groundbreaking Affirmation of Poetry, Cinema and Life

“After the death of the last witnesses, the remembrance of the Holocaust must not be entrusted to historians alone. Now comes the hour of artistic creation.” (Child survivor and writer Aharon Appelfeld)

We need innovative ways to transmit the moral lessons, insights and wisdom that are gained through remembering. AFTER answers this call and imparts the Shoah’s ongoing relevance: that the past is not simply in the past, but rather a vital part of the present and future. A documentary, AFTER explores poetry about the Holocaust from the rise of Nazism to the current day. A fusion of cinema and poetry, each poem has its own style and visual island that evokes a range of emotions. Survivors, their descendants, acclaimed poets, renowned actors and public figures will present the poems, creating a deep well of voices responding to evil and genocide. Between each poem will be bridging sequences of music, historical montages of film, photographs and documents, as well as interviews with poets on the relevance and necessity of poetry in the aftermath of the Shoah.

AFTER is a ninety-minute feature length documentary for an international film festival and television audience. It showcases eight to twelve poems written by a wide range of poets, both Jewish and non-Jewish, grappling with the Shoah as well as the challenges of a world still rife with genocide. Viewers will reexamine history through a new, vibrant contemporary lens.

Language becomes a character, and the strength of the words, performances, commentary, cinematic interpretations, music, sounds and silences bring the poems to life on film in a powerful and innovative fashion. Shifting focus to the interior states of each work, every poem is a thread stitching together a narrative, enabling AFTER to become a living legacy and an inventive way to remember.

Intimate and elegiac, the poems are interwoven with images of loss and/or beginning anew. A 93-year-old Auschwitz survivor reads directly into the camera. His haunting words and face reveal the stories of the 20th century. The daughter of survivors presents what her father told her, “Home is anywhere they let you in.” Other times, the approach will be more complex– a poem plays out in voice-over, and the scene will look much like a feature film with sophisticated cinematography and sound design.

The film will connect with young audiences who are steeped in visual media culture and those interested in the Holocaust, poetry, the arts or cinema.

The team making the film is director Richard Kroehling, principle of Lumen Productions and a two-time Emmy Award winner, who directed A. Einstein for the PBS American Masters Series; cinematographer Lisa Rinzler, a multiple-award winner, who has shot over fifty feature films, including Pollock; and producer Janet R. Kirchheimer, daughter of survivors, award-winning poet and author of How to Spot One of Us, poems about her family and the Shoah.

 

Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/143217654

CASE SENSITIVE PASSWORD:  After

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