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May 1998
Tim Morse produces 15 minute short on Walter Suskind for the Wang Center.
November 2002
Concept and planning for full length documentary.
February 2003
Trip to Amsterdam – 2 weeks
Interviews with survivors, resistance workers, saved children, historians
Research – film and archival materials
Location photography
March 2003-December 2003
First paper edit
Research w/ historians and filmmakers
January 2004-December 2004
Refine, finalize paper edit
Project hiatus
January 2005-February 2005
Start of film editing; assembly stage
Insert available archival materials
Determine additional footage/materials needed
March 2005
Trip to Amsterdam – 9 days
Round Two of interviews
Additional research – film and archival materials
Location photography
Continued film editing; rough cut
April 2005 - August 2005
Final production
Edit to fine cut/picture lock
Music and effect creation
Audio mix
Mastering – Delivery of final answer print
September 26, 2005
Private Premiere – Sorenson Theater at Babson College, Wellesley, MA
October 2005
Submission to National and International Film Festivals
February 12, 2006
Dutch Premiere Party - deUitkijk Theater, Amsterdam

"The lesson the world should learn is that living without family is the most terrible thing in the world. It is a tragic and debasing thing."

-Sieny Cohen
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