IWitness partners with HISTORY® Classroom to recognize the theatrical release of the film No Place on Earth. IWitness will launch a new Information Quest activity to support HISTORY Classroom’s new Digital Resource Guide for the film. Both are available starting April 5th.
No Place on Earth tells the story of 38 men, women and children who survived the Holocaust by hiding underground in a labyrinth of natural caves in a region of what is now Ukraine. The film is based on the experiences of individuals - who worked together, who demonstrated ingenuity and resilience, who made difficult choices, in order to survive.
IWitness contains video testimonies of six survivors who persevered in the Verteba and Priest's Grotto caves: Saul Stermer, Sonia Hochman Dodek, Sam Stermer, Sol Wexler, Pearl Metzger Stermer and Czarna Stermer. Students will engage with the stories of these individuals in the new Information Quest: No Place on Earth. The activity links to HISTORY Classroom’s Digital Education Guide (www.history.com/shows/classroom/articles/classroom-whats-new). Additional educational resources can also be found at www.noplaceonearthfilm.com.
HISTORY® is the leading destination for factual entertainment, including award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. The HISTORY website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY’s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com.
If you would like to have a screening of the film in your classroom, please contact Swank Motion Pictures at 800-876-5577. Classroom screenings will be available after June 1. Student groups interested in seeing the film in a theater, please email Neal Block at Magnolia Pictures (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) for more information.