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The Last Survivor

The Last Survivor
1:24:27 | 2010

Categories: Documentary, Biography, History

THE LAST SURVIVOR is a character-based, feature-length documentary film that presents the stories of genocide Survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate and foster a civic response to these horrific acts. Following the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities -- The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo -- THE LAST SURVIVOR presents a unique opportunity to learn from the lessons and mistakes of our past in order to have a lasting social impact on how we act collectively in the face of similar issues today.

In choosing four survivors who work as activists in the anti-genocide movement, the film promotes the vital importance of Survivor advocacy -- the need for genocide Survivors to become leaders in a movement that seeks to remind the world what happens when apathy and inaction prevail. By presenting these stories of loss, survival, and hope side by side, the film highlights the commonalities these individuals share both as Survivors and, more broadly, as human beings.

Having shot on location in five countries across four continents, the film focuses on the universality of the horror of genocide -- combating the misguided notion that genocide is something that happens "over there." Rather, the film asks its audience to consider genocide as an evil that has occurred on nearly every single continent and one that affects all of us as human beings. In the end, THE LAST SURVIVOR is above all else an intimate meditation on how one begins to pick up the pieces of a broken life after experiencing such tragedy.

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מיכאל עוואמי
February 11, 2014
mohamed ElDewy
January 11, 2014
I love SnaFilms
Alan Gantzhorn
November 2, 2013
Michael Pertnoy
August 2, 2013
Nancy Behrendt
July 4, 2013
I liked the comparison of the 1940s Holocaust to modern genocide. I also like the diversity shown of survivors.
Stephanie Sharis
May 19, 2013
David Sr
September 5, 2012
my heart is touched deeply by this documentary. I work with refugees in Texas from Sudan, Somalia, Bhutan, Burma, Burundi. These stories are real. They desperately need our love, care and prayers!
Tim Upham
June 20, 2012
The irony....Israel is doing to the Palestinians...what was done to them and the Sudanese....
Dina Truman
May 13, 2013
don't believe everything you hear from mass media. research the last century completely over there and you might come to a different conclusion. the middle east situation is more complex than the average american generally versed in
Tim Upham
June 20, 2012
I have taught English as a second language to refugees. I worked with Kurdish refugees from northern Iraq. I celebrated Nowruz with them, dined on Kurdish food, and started to learn the Kurdish language. One thing I have learned about the Kurdish language is that it is divided up into mutually intelligible dialects. For Kurdistan to become an independent country this is going to be a challenge to have a uniform media and education. But I learned about the Anfal Campaign that drove them into being refugees. I also found out to this day, Tibetans are still crossing the Himalaya Mountains over from China into India. I celebrated Losar with them. Work with refugees, and find out what it was that drove them into being refugees, and you will realize that everyone has the potential to become one.
Sophie Nahrudah
January 28, 2012
May we return to a past where none of the horror inflicted by other humans ever happens? My dream.
Cintia Cruz
December 30, 2011
Where I can watch online?
Jeff Mendelsohn
October 11, 2011
This is an incredibly powerful film, featuring our friend Adam Bashar!