The past never leaves you….
An elderly Kindertransport survivor revisits the scene of his first love. After all these years, it's time to say goodbye.
Kinder is a poignant story about a Kindertransport boy now in his eighties. Soon after his arrival in England as a fifteen year old boy, Ralf Newman buried his Jewish identity in Bournemouth and then left the South Coast nursing a broken heart. This story follows him back to the seaside town where he is compelled to dig up his roots. Beneath this simple tale of lost love is a universal story of memory and identity.
'Kinder' was premiered in California at the ‘Newport Beach Film Festival’. It was also screened at a number of international film festivals, including the ‘UK Jewish Film Festival’ where it was selected as one of the finalists for 'Best British Shorts', the 2nd ‘Welcome Refugee Fest’ in Berlin, the Joyce Forum Film Festival in San Diego and was a semi-finalist in the ‘Robinson ‘Short Film Competition’ at Film Pittsburg. Since then Kinder has been widely screened as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival. The film has also been used to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day as part of educational programmes for both adults and school children. Currently, it is available to be streamed on the UK Jewish Film Website.