Directed by Claire Ferguson
Produced by Llion Roberts
Executive Produced by USC Shoah Foundation’s Stephen D. Smith
Opening theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on November 10th
DESTINATION UNKNOWN blends intimate testimony with immersive archive to bring the stories of twelve Holocaust survivors to the screen.The film creates a seamless mosaic of first-hand accounts, rare archive from the time, and family Super 8 footage from after the war. The survivors share their memories, some for the first time, some for the last, bringing their experiences to a new generation.We see those who survived in hiding, those who fought as partisans, and those who endured camps such as Treblinka, Mauthausen and Auschwitz-Birkenau. While a few managed to escape, most had to try to find a way to stay alive until the end of the war.Their stories do not end with liberation. We see how they had to survive the chaos that came afterwards, and their attempts to build new lives.
About Documentary Subject & Holocaust Survivor: Ed Mosberg
Ed Mosberg was born in Krakow, Poland and survived the Krakow ghetto, Plaszow and Mathausen concentration camps, and slave labor at the Hermann-Goering factory. His entire family was murdered in the Holocaust. Today, he is a successful real estate developer and philanthropist in New Jersey, married to fellow survivor, Cecile, with whom he has three daughters and several grandchildren. Though he has long been a passionate public speaker, sharing his story with students and others around the world, Mosberg has reached an even bigger audience through his role in the film DESTINATION UNKNOWN.
About Director: Claire Ferguson
Claire Ferguson is a British documentary filmmaker who started in drama, working on films such as Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam, 1998). She made her name in feature documentaries with Nick Broomfield’s Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Tribeca winner 2003) and Concert for George (Grammy winner 2005). Other work includes The End of the Line (Puma Social Impact award 2011), Guilty Pleasures (Grierson nominee 2011) and the multi-award winning Up in Smoke (2012). She story produced the Emmy nominee Growing Up Down’s (2015). Her directorial work includes the 5 x Platinum selling The Beatles in Help! and The Concert for Bangladesh Revisited.