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A bracingly rigorous examination of inherited guilt and pain, WHAT OUR FATHERS DID explores the relationship between two men, each of whom are the children of very high-ranking Nazi officials but possess starkly contrasting attitudes toward their fathers.

The film was written and is hosted by eminent human rights lawyer Philippe Sands, who became fascinated by its central figures, Niklas Frank and Horst von Wächter, while researching the Nuremberg trials.

The film comes to a climax when they travel to Lviv in Ukraine, where it becomes clear that Frank and von Wächter's Nazi fathers were responsible for the annihilation of Sands' own Jewish grandfather's entire family. WHAT OUR FATHERS DID is a compelling examination of brutality, self-deception, guilt and the nature of justice.

"This is both an intensely personal story for me as well as one with contemporary and universal relevance as anti-Semitism spreads across Europe and the wounds created in Ukraine during WWII can still be felt today." Philippe Sands

92 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by David Evans
Produced by Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
Writer: Philippe Sands
Executive Producers: Philippe Sands, David Evans, Nick Fraser
Editor: David Charap
Directors of Photography: Sam Hardy, Philipp Blaubach, Matt Gray
Music: Malcolm Lindsay
A Wildgaze Films Production in association with Willow Films



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