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Tim Morse – Producer/Director
Tim has thirty years of experience as a professional still photographer and video producer, overseeing large and small projects in the corporate and educational sectors as well as a large commitment in recent years to the world of non-profit. He has produced dozens of multi-media productions, notably a thirty minute multi-media show for United States Swimming (USOC), six films for The Wang Center For the Performing Arts in Boston, a video on Alzheimer’s Disease for The New England Sinai Hospital, and a forty-five minute documentary detailing the first fifty years of MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory research facility.

Federico Muchnik – Writer/Editor
Federico is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. With over twenty years of production experience in the video and film industry, he specializes in foreign co-productions and has produced documentaries, fiction, and reenactments. He was the associate producer for the 52-episode WGBH/PBS tele-series Destinos, filmed in Europe and South America. In addition, he produced and directed the HBO film Mrs. Malloy and the film series World Link for Thomson International and edited the latest Aerosmith production Aerosmith EPK.

Dr. Maurice (Ries) Vanderpol - Survivor/Creative and Historical Consultant
Dr. Vanderpol is a survivor of the Holocaust. Born in Amsterdam, Ries and two members of his family spent much of the occupation of Holland in hiding from the Nazis. He has devoted the last twenty years of his life actively working and teaching for Facing History and Ourselves.. He is the principal creative consultant to the project, a source for many of the contacts in the Netherlands, and our main guide while conducting interviews in Holland. Ries is the original force behind this film – the man who made Walter Suskind’s heroism public in both the Netherlands and the U.S.

Christopher Hossfeld - Composer
Christopher is a composer and conductor living in the Boston area. He recently received a Masters in Choral Conducting from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelors in Music Composition from Harvard University. He was a recipient of the 2002 Louis Sudler Award, given to a graduating Harvard Senior for excellence in the arts. His music has been performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C. and various other concert halls and churches around the country. In 1998, he was the only composer of twenty Presidential Scholars in the Arts, and a recipient of an NFAA ARTS Week First Level Award.

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