A cinema screening for 200 school children at New Park Cinema, Chichester on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January 2023
More than 200 local school children attended the screenings of the new animation film on the story of Anne Frank, with educational workshops delivered after each performance.
“Fervent, heartfelt and visually wonderful” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
One stormy night, Kitty, the imaginary friend from Anne Frank’s Diary, magically emerges from the pages. Unaware of Anne’s fate, she embarks on a journey across time and space to find the young author whose curious and bright mind gave her life. With the help of her new friends – a resourceful young man and a refugee girl who has fled her war-torn homeland – Kitty soon realises her true mission: to make Anne’s words change our current reality of struggle and conflict.
Without a doubt, Where Is Anne Frank is a visually compelling film with a good heart and an interesting storyline. It walks a fine line between exploring a true and terrible past event and challenging the modern cultural memory that could allow history to repeat itself, all while educating and entertaining its audience.
Myself, my colleagues and the Year 6 students of Oakwood school, who were both very receptive and well behaved, would like to say a big thank you to you and your team for such a positive and thought provoking morning.
All of us were totally “spellbound by the film” said William. “I thought the story was beautifully and sensitively told” said one of the Year 6 tutors – Ruth Quinn and “the acting and the cinematography were stunning,”another said. “So important to just sit and watch and listen to such important themes without any interruptions”, I felt (Mini Elliot)
“The workshop beforehand really set the scene brilliantly and it was pitched perfectly for our Year 6 students of Oakwood School.” (Mini Elliot)