The filmmaker and producers of the film “The Lady in Number 6” contacted me this week, and asked me to write an article about this Academy Award-qualifying documentary.
“The Lady in Number 6” is one of the most uplifting and inspirational films of the year. It was written by Oscar-winning filmmaker Malcolm Clarke and produced by Nick Reed, an international film producer.
So this week I have the great honor to write to you about this wonderful film and hope that you will be uplifted, inspired and comforted by Alice’s story.
This film is about Alice Herz Sommer, the world’s oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor. To see the trailer, go here: http://bit.ly/1bbAfnV
Before the second World War, Alice was a well known concert pianist performing throughout Europe. But when Hitler declared war on the world, all of Europe collapsed and witnessed many years of unspeakable pain and suffering. Alice’s concert career and life as she knew it was over. Both her beloved husband and mom were deported to Auschwitz and gassed to death, and Alice and her six-year-old son, Raphael, were imprisoned in Theresienstadt concentration camp , where her most painful memories are of her helplessness and inability to feed her child or to answer his many questions about why they and so many others were being subjected to the indescribable nightmare of the Holocaust.
Despite her desperate circumstances, Alice found a way to look beyond the horrors of the concentration camp, and tried to find joy and strength. She found joy, happiness and strength through her music. Music preserved her sanity and her life. She loves speaking of playing more than 100 concerts inside the concentration camp, because it brought hope to the countless prisoners.
Alice says:”Music is beautiful. Life is beautiful. Beethoven, Bach, Brahms gave us a miracle, they gave us their music. One of the greatest philosophers said that music is on the first place of art. It brings us in another world, an island of peace, beauty and love. It helps us to have HOPE. Music is God.”
“Kids all over the world grow up on superheroes, what we, their parents, must remind them, is documentaries tell stories about ‘real superheroes.’ Superheroes are based on great people, real people, like Alice Herz Sommer.” – Nicholas Reed, Producer
For more information and to see the Trailer of this film, go to:
Music Transforms You,