On June 10, at the 46th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony for the Boston/New England Chapter, Adirondack-based director, Paul Frederick, won the Best Historical/Cultural-Long Form Content Emmy for the PBS documentary “Return To Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk.”
Screened at the 2021 Lake Placid Film Festival, “Return To Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk” follows Czech Holocaust survivor Vladimir Munk as he returns to Auschwitz where he was held prisoner during WWII. This is his last chance to honor his family, including his parents, who perished there. The trip from the US is filled with painful memories and unforeseen hardships, but it is a journey he knows he must take.
“We kind of feel like it’s a win for the whole community, the way everyone backed us and helped us when we needed help, and helped us with us with our crowdfunding to help get our out-of-pocket expenses covered to go and film it,” said Paul Frederick.
Frederick is a Lake Placid Film Festival 2021 alum, and has been a loyal friend and Board Member to Adirondack Film – along with a Documentary Shorts Judge in the 2023 “Your Shorts are Showing” competition at the Lake Placid Film Festival, October 26-29, 2023. Those with Adirondack Film congratulated Paul and the entire team behind “Return to Auschwitz” on this monumental achievement. “Return To Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk” is streaming on Prime Video, Apple TV, and Vimeo On Demand.
Photo at top courtesy of Adirondack Film Society.