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NEWS AND UPDATES

We managed to film Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story by ducking and diving around lockdowns at Broadley Studios in Marylebone and The Ark Synagogue in Northwood. Jason Isaacs very kindly recorded the Narration from his home. Huge thanks are owed to everyone involved in bringing the film to schools and colleges all over the country.

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Assembly Screening Extended by Popular Demand!

We originally closed the Screening Window for Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film on 17th February but schools kept asking us for more time to screen it, so we’re extending the Screening Window to the end of the Summer Term,  in line with the dates for Janine’s Story.

Here is some more feedback from students after they’ve seen the Assembly Film.

When asked why it’s important that they learn about the Holocaust:

‘Because such a catastrophic event in history must be remembered and spoken about for future generations and we must also remember the people that were put through such horror and trauma.’

‘Because nobody should be discriminated against for any reason whatsoever.’

Our Screening Window opened on 17th January for both our new Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film and Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story and screenings have been strong and steady since with record numbers being achieved for student viewings.

It is exciting for us to receive such eloquent and positive praise from teachers and students in their evaluations:

“The films created a platform for the most powerful assemblies and lessons throughout the week. Staff and students came forward to say how powerful it was and how it was the best and most meaningful assembly they had had. Thank you.” Yr 9 Teacher

“Both the assembly film and Janine’s Story were extremely well structured with a great mix of live footage and old photographs, testimony and young actors. Very valuable experience.” Yr  9 Teacher

“It is important for us to know what happened in the Holocaust because it illustrates the dangers of discrimination and prejudice and gives us an understanding of what it was like back then.’ Yr 7 Student

 

Happy New Year!  We wish everyone well and are delighted that so many schools are registering to view Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film and Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story even during this difficult time.
 
This is what The Rt Hon The Lord Austin, Honorary President, Holocaust Learning UK had to say about our new Assembly Film:

 

“I hope every school will use this film in assemblies and classes so that young people can learn about the Holocaust, and where prejudice, bigotry and hatred can lead. Genocide, antisemitism, racism, xenophobia and discrimination still affect so many people and this is why Holocaust Learning UK’s work and the work teachers and schools do to bring people together, build stronger communities and a more united society are so vital.”

 

The Screening Window for both Docufilms opens on 17th January but remember there is only one month in which to screen the Assembly Film.  Schools will be able to screen Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story until 31st May.