7th Art Releasing announced today they have acquired and will release Claire Ferguson’s documentary DESTINATION UNKNOWN.
Using only the survivor’s own words, the film weaves a vivid narrative of lives stained by the Holocaust. 7th Art Releasing will release the film theatrically on November 10th.
Tracing the journeys from the outbreak of war, DESTINATION UNKNOWN weaves through the misery of the ghettos, to the unimaginable horrors of the camps and how the survivors see light in the darkness as they make new lives from the ruins of the old.
Creating a seamless mosaic of first-hand accounts, rare archival footage and photos from during and after the war, survivors share their memories and capture the pain that continues to haunt them, with the strength and resilience needed to live on. DESTINATION UNKNOWN just had its critically praised theatrical run in the UK, where The Times gave it 4 Stars and The Guardian gave it 5 Stars hailing that it’s a powerful, valuable addition to Holocaust testimony.
The film had its world premiere at the Sheffield Doc Fest.
Making her theatrical directorial debut, Claire Ferguson is best known for her work editing feature documentaries such as Nick Broomfield’s AILEEN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLER and the Grammy-winning CONCERT FOR GEORGE.