ABOUT THE PROJECT
Three individuals, who tattooed their grandparents’ concentration camp numbers on their own bodies, navigate personal and public interactions discovering how history is essential in engaging with the critical issues of today.
SYNOPSIS / DESCRIPTION
THE 3G TATTOO PROJECT is a 30-minute film about grandchildren of Holocaust survivors (known as the Third Generation or 3Gs) who have made the provocative decision to tattoo their grandparents’ concentration camp numbers on their own bodies. Honoring their grandparents’ stories of survival and resilience, these descendants also bear witness so that others will “never forget”. The film follows each subject as they navigate personal relationships and public interactions that alternately celebrate and challenge their decision—and which raise questions about the reenactment of trauma, and the act of transforming that trauma into healing. In interweaving storylines, THE 3G TATTOO PROJECT reveals that historical remembrance is an essential part of engaging with social issues and the rise of hate and intolerance today.
GENRE Documentary Short
DIRECTOR Cathy R. Fischer
PRODUCER Shaleece Haas
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