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Kinder: Work
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November 2018

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

Kinder: Work

Writers: Janet Eisenstein & Tom Fry
Director: Krysten Resnick
Producers: Nathan Neuman & Matthew Crtichfield
Cinematographer: Dann Emmons
Designer: Jack Berk
Editor: Karoline Moser


Nathan Cortese, Sophie Bokor-Ingram, Olwen May, Lawrence Werber


Newport Beach International Film Festival
*This film is still in festivals.


Semi-finalist in the ‘Robinson Short Film Competition’ at Film Pittsburg

UK Jewish Film Festival
San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Welcome Refugee Fest in Berlin

Kinder: Work


"This elegantly crafted and charming film explores wide themes – assimilation, identity, memory -  in its brief span. There is certainly scope to expand into a feature, with possible echoes of English classics such as The Go-Between. Perhaps it is exactly right as it is.”

John King, ’Second Generation Voices’

“It was a fantastic experience for our students, who have not been exposed to many Jewish stories. “

“The film stimulated discussion among our students about lesser-known elements of the Holocaust.” 

“The personal stories from the film-maker powerfully related the Holocaust experiences to today. It has made me think about how in future I can teach history lessons on the Holocaust with more of a focus on diverse experiences.”

Teachers and pupils feedback after a screening to commerate Holocaust Memorial day at the Rich Mix cultural Centre (160 pupils from 7 schools in Tower Hamlets)

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