The Lady in Number 6 (2014)
A film by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Malcolm Clarke
2014 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject, 86th Academy Awards (Read more here)
Winner of an Award of Excellence in Jewish Film Category for the Accolade Competition
The Lady in Number 6 is one of the most inspirational, uplifting stories of the year.
At 109 years old, Alice Herz Sommer still practiced the piano for two and a half hours each day.
She remained fiercely independent and attributed her long life, less to "good genes" than to "good music".
A relentlessly positive and optimistic outlook plus her deeply held belief in the essential goodness of her fellow man kept Alice Herz Sommer alive for over a century. Not only was she the oldest living person in London, England, but she was the oldest survivor of Hitler's Holocaust.
It has often been said that fear and hatred eat the soul – but conversely might it also be argued that love – of life, of those around us – and in Alice's case – of music, can nourish the soul and liberate the spirit? To the end day Alice never tired of saying; "Music saved my life and Music saves me still" (Alice Herz Sommer November 26, 1903 – February 23, 2014).
Directed by Malcolm Clarke
Produced by Nick Reed, Malcolm Clarke, Christopher Branch
Executive producers: Frederic Bohbot, Larry Abramson, Philip B. Goldfine, Timothy Marlowe, Augustin
Written by Malcolm Clarke, Carl Freed
Edited by Carl Freed
Composed by Luc St-pierre
Cinematography by Kieran Crilly
Distributed by Bunbury Films
Produced in association with Reed Entertainment and Media Vérité
Category: Society, Biographical
Production year: 2014
Duration: 38 Minutes
Delivery Format: HD (High-definition)
Broadcast: Available immediately
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