The new film from from award-winning filmmaker
“I can't stress this enough, this film is something special and is not something you have ever experienced before. This film will move you...one of the best I’ve seen in 2023.”
- Steve Kopian, Unseen Films
"A beautifully shot, well-directed film that... holds a substantial level of importance, not only about our past but our future. 4 1/2 Stars. "
- Chris Jones, Overly Honest Movie Reviews.
"It’s documentaries like this one that must keep the memory
of the horrors of genocide over ideology alive today,
or dare we repeat the past."
-Alan Ng, Film Threat
A riveting and deeply important film"
- Kathryn Spitz Cohan, Film Pittsburgh
BEARING WITNESS TO AUSCHWITZ
In the Jewish tradition, tshuvah means “return”, and describes the return to God and our fellow human beings that is made possible through repentance for our wrongs.
Tony McAleer is a former Skinhead and Holocaust denier who went on to become a founding member of the anti-hate activist group Life After Hate. Profoundly aware and deeply ashamed of the lineage of hate he’d once promoted, Tony had long-contemplated traveling to Auschwitz in the spirit of tshuvah - to bear witness to the inconceivable ravages of the Holocaust, and deepen his personal work against the rise of extremist politics.
This project documents his profoundly personal journey of atonement to Auschwitz/Birkenau - exploring the conditions that allowed for the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe; shedding a unique light upon how men get into, and out of, violent extremist groups; and serving as a cautionary tale for our time that underscores the dangers in allowing hate to be left unchecked.
Survey finds 66% of millennials "cannot say what Auschwitz was"
Tony & the project were recently featured on NY1 with Josh Robin