The inspiration for Forgotten Soldier, Lady Irene Hatter galvanised the outstanding research by her brother Jacques, and went on a journey to discover the truth behind her father Sally’s wartime exploits. Lady Irene Hatter was born in Holland and moved to London in her early twenties. She is married to the industrialist Sir Maurice Hatter and together they have devoted over 35 years to a range of philanthropic work, primarily in education and in particular to ORT. They are long standing patrons and donors to the University of Haifa where they have endowed buildings, scholarships and educational programmes.
This screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A with Lady Irene Hatter, Paul Goldin (Producer), and McDonald Brown (Editor). Chaired by Rebecca Taylor.
Attending this event
Paul is an experienced film and television producer. In addition to practising entertainment law for leading London law firms, he has worked in film sales and distribution, run film finance funds and produced over fifty hours of theatrical and broadcast work for the BBC, Channel 4, Arte (France), PBS, the National Film Board of Canada and the British Film Institute. Selected credits include Sundance winning 20,000 Days on Earth, Diameter of the Bomb and Academy Award shortlisted Ochberg’s Orphans. Paul runs Lucky Cape Pictures, a content creation and production company in London.
McDonald is a vastly experienced editor and director whose work has won three Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, been nominated for two BAFTA awards and a Royal Television Society Award. Selected credits include: Secrets of the Vatican, Questioning Darwin and Muhammad Ali and his oeuvre of over thirty films have aired on the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, PBS, HBO, WGBH, National Geographic, Discovery, Working Title Pictures and Universal Pictures, amongst others.
Films screening at this event
- Lucile Smith
- 69 min
- Paul Goldin
- Zoë Wanamaker, Henry Goodman
Sally Noach’s refusal to tell his family about his actions during the war meant that his children had little idea of their father’s massive rescue operation in Lyon in the early 1940s. Almost four decades after the Dutch businessman’s death, his daughter, Lady Irene Hatter, embarks on a journey to find out the truth behind her father’s bravery, which helped save the lives of hundreds of Jews. Narrated by Zoe Wanamaker and Henry Goodman, Forgotten Soldier is a moving story of one’s man mission to fight the Nazi killing machine.
- Benjamin Till
- 13 min
Winner – Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film 2018
BAFTA-nominated composer and director Benjamin Till explores what it means to be Jewish in this quirky and heartwarming musical film.
Till set himself the task of finding 100 British Jewish people, one born in every year between 1918 and 2017. The first shot belongs to a one-year-old in Leeds, and from then on in, with each new shot, the person featured is a year older than the last. By the end of the film, an entire lifetime of faces will have passed in front of viewers’ eyes. 100 Faces is a true celebration of the diversity of Jewish people filmed in Manchester, Northampton and London. Holocaust survivors, Kindertransportees and those who fought at Cable Street rub shoulders with chazans, rabbis and atheists. Some speak, some sing. All are accompanied by a specially-written soundtrack recorded by the Israel Camerata orchestra.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime film, which Till describes as “a musical postcard from British Jewish people to the rest of the world”.