An award-winning features screenwriter (Crystal Bear, Berlin) and playwright with Royal Shakespeare Company productions, this is Peter’s first film as a Writer/Director. Currently, he has a small slate of feature films in development. As Associate Director of Arista, an innovative Media funded training programme, he has trained writers, directors and producers across the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. He also consults to independent filmmakers. Qualified in psychology and social work, Peter has worked therapetucially with survivors of the Nazi Holocaust and co-diirected a centre for people with psychotic conditions.
FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH FILM PRODUCER JASON WILLIAMS
PART OF DOC DAY SPECIAL TWO FOR ONE DEAL AT TRICYCLE
SCREENING WITH: YOU ARE ME INTRODUCED BY FILM DIRECTOR PETER SPEYER
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- Rachel Goslins
- 86 min
“IN A SMALL, LITTLE COUNTRY CALLED ALBANIA, SIMPLE PEOPLE DID SIMPLE THINGS, BUT IN RETROSPECT THEY WERE NOT SIMPLE AT ALL, THEY WERE GREATLY HEROIC”
This compelling documentary reveals the little known history of Albanians, mostly Muslims, who risked their lives sheltering Jews during WWII, following the ancient moral code of besa (a promise).
The film tells a remarkable story of the gentle, thoughtful Albanian toyshop owner Rexhep Hoxha in his quest to find the Jewish family his father sheltered and to return the sacred books left in his care sixty years ago.
Featuring original music by Philip Glass and striking portraits by American photographer Norman H. Gershman, this is a truly inspiring tale of simple humanity, bravery and the possibility of co-existence.
WINNER – Best Documentary, Washington Jewish Film Festival 2013
- Peter Speyer
- 12 min
An old man confronts an interloper on a London park bench joining them as survivors across age, continents and traumatic life experiences.