Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca: Altitude Acquires 'A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did' for UK

Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca: Altitude Acquires 'A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did' for UK

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Altitude Film Distribution has acquired the UK rights for feature documentary A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did ahead of its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday (April 19).

The film follows eminent human rights lawyer and author Philippe Sands and two sons of high-ranking Nazi officials, Niklas Frank and Horst von Wächter.

For Frank and Von Wachter, the journey involves a confrontation with the acts of their Nazi fathers. For Sands, it means visiting the places where much of his own Jewish family was killed under orders of the fathers of the two men he has come to know.

The film is directed by David Evans, Emmy-nominated for his work on drama series Downton Abbey. It is edited by David Charap (Virunga;) and produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey (Brooklyn) from Wildgaze Films in association with the BFI and BBC Storyville.

The film includes exclusive access to archive footage - Frank's family home movies - which go right to the heart of the Nazi regime from a family perspective, including 'day trips' to the Krakow ghetto. …

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