Written by Samuel George and directed by Juan Pablo de Gamboa, “Voices in the Void” illuminates profound contrasts that remain unresolved in human nature: lightness and darkness, generosity and cruelty, and beauty and evil.
Thousands of Danes refused to turn their backs on their Jewish neighbors. Despite extreme risks, Danish compatriots – particularly clergy and fishermen – assisted the Melchior family in their escape. At the same time, we see scenes of death camps in Eastern Europe – images that haunt and remind us of the millions lost.
The film is narrated by the late Rabbi Bent Melchior, who was 14 at the time of rescue, and Danish actress Ina-Miriam Rosenbaum. Seventy five years after the fall of Nazi Germany, “Voices in the Void” is a moving story of resistance and resilience that resonates today and promises to educate new generations about this important chapter of history.
“Voices in the Void” was selected for the 10th annual American Documentary and Animation Film Festival, which ran from March 26 through April 4, 2021. Teddy Grouya, the festival’s director, chose Voices in the Void as one of eight films he recommends to viewers.
Film Festival Selections
Humanity in Action's Voices in the Void selected for LA Shorts International Film Festival
We are thrilled to announce that our animated short film "Voices in the Void" is an official selection for the American LA Shorts International Film Festival. This year, the program was available online, streaming on demand virtually from July 1 to July 31.
Humanity in Action's Voices in the Void selected for AmDocs Film Festival
We are thrilled to announce that our animated short film "Voices in the Void" is an official selection for the esteemed American Documentary and Animation Film Festival. The 10th Annual AmDocs Film Fest took place from March 26-April 4th.
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An anthology of personal interpretations, by researchers and writers, about alarm bells and the readiness to protect prior to genocides. The essays in this volume focus on the 1930s before the Holocaust in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark - as well as the years before the genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Kurdistan, Rwanda and Bosnia.
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The first book published by Humanity in Action, Reflections on the Holocaust is a collection of essays from Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and lecturers from 1997 to 2010.