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After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, David Evans’ (“Downtown Abbey”) documentary “What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy” has finally found a home with Oscilloscope Laboratories. The distribution company has acquired all Northern American rights to the non-fiction feature, which takes on the difficult feat of reexamining one of history’s most atrocious events and exploring what is left of it.
The official synopsis reads as follows, courtesy of Oscilloscope: “A poignant, thought-provoking account of friendship and the toll of inherited guilt, ‘What Our Fathers Did’ explores the relationship between two men, each of whom are the children of very high-ranking Nazi officials and possess starkly contrasting attitudes toward their fathers. Eminent human rights lawyer Philippe Sands investigates the complicated connection between the two, and even delves into the story of his own grandfather who escaped the same town where their fathers carried out mass killings. The three embark on an emotional journey together, as they travel through Europe and converse about the past, examining the sins of their fathers and providing a unique view of the father-son relationship, ultimately coming to some very unexpected and difficult conclusions.”
“‘What Our Fathers Did’ is a probing and complex documentary told with immediacy and relevance,” Oscilloscope’s Dan Berger said. “Its importance can’t be understated. David and Philippe have created something that will truly stand the test of time.”
The doc is set to be released in theaters on November 6, with a digital release to follow.