Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Belated liftoff for a cinematic flight of Holocaust-era imagination: …North Carolina filmmaker Sandy Dickson happened upon a copy of “The Diary of Petr Ginz” in a Winston-Salem bookstore while waiting out her mother’s hair appointment and was so compelled by the book’s expressiveness that she tracked down his sister by phone in Israel the next day.

The former Eva Ginz, now known as Chava Pressburger, had already been approached by New York and London-based film production teams. But there was something in the interest Dickson expressed that led her to delay a decision until the Wake Forest University Documentary Film Program faculty member could hurriedly write a treatment and book a flight to Israel.

“I was drawn to the fact that there was this art that was so whimsical and fantastical,” recalled Dickson, who will appear at Q&As after both screenings with team member Churchill Roberts. “I was really pulled into his imagination.”

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