The HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial (HAMM) has received special permission in Canada to show the documentary In Line For Anne Frank during BC Heritage Week. The theme for this year’s Heritage Week is Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places.
This documentary was chosen to coincide with Heritage Week as it portrays stories of people who stand in line, sometimes for hours, to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Rain or shine, storm or still; all year long the world is queuing up to see the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Who are all these visitors? Where are they from? And why are they here?
This film watches the queue through the course of the four seasons, in search of stories from all over the globe. Interviews with people from the line – both before and after their visit to the Secret Annex – show how repression, discrimination and dehumanization transcend the boundaries of time.
In Line For Anne Frank has been acquired by special permission of The Media Brothers and NOS in Amsterdam for showing at the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit currently in its last month of showing in British Columbia at HAMM. This is also the only time this film will be shown in Canada.
Dates for the film are Feb. 16, 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. at HAMM.
The film runs 55 minutes with time set aside at the end for discussion about how the story of Anne Frank applies to modern era events around the world. The audience can also view the Anne Frank exhibit as well as HAMM after the film.
The film is in multiple languages so the entire film will be subtitled in English.
There is no charge for this film, though donations to the exhibit and museum would be appreciated. Doors will open at 6:30.
Seating is limited to 30 per night with no reserve seating. Entrance to the Comox Centre Mall for this event is through the Blue Arch Entrance on the south side of the mall.
For more information visit HAMM in the Comox Centre Mall or call 250-339-4322.