HMD 2011 Untold Stories from Holocaust Memorial Day Trust on Vimeo.

View the trailer for the official Holocaust Memorial Day 2011 film.

You can uncover the Untold Stories of the participants by visiting

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The excellent Christian organization,, has produced a breat bundle of free resources to enable Christians to use the award-winning movie as a bridge to communicating Christian themes. I can do no better than quote the Damaris newsletter on the nbreadth and importance of these resources.

Hotly tipped as one of the films of the year, The King’s Speech (Momentum, certificate 12A, in UK cinemas now) follows King George VI (Colin Firth) as he reluctantly grows into his role as war-time monarch and finds the voice he needs to lead his people.

To help you make the most of this inspiring film, Damaris has produced free resources addressing some of the film’s moral, spiritual and philosophical themes. Please tell others about these resources!

  • Downloadable clips from the film on
  • A Culturewatch discussion guide, ideal for individual or group use
  • A downloadable video episode of Movie Moments looking at the growth of character
  • A Culturewatch article
  • A downloadable video episode of Pollard on Film, addressing the importance of relationships
  • Do examine these free resources and have a look round the Damaris site while you are there. there is a mass of great stuff. If you want to be kept up to date with other items which enable Christians to address the themes in modern movies, etc. it is worth signing up for the Culture Watch newsletter. This is the Culture Watch Home Page, where you can sign up for the email

    This modern interpretation of the old carol brings it alive for a new generation. Andy Gridley’s new-tech, layered performance intrigues me.
    But through it all you can hear the cry of a sad, captive people that long for release – “O come, O come, Emmanuel! Let your Kingdom Come!”

    And then, in faith, the affirmation rises: “Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.”

    What a message for the world today! It is only through Emmanuel, Christ who is with us, that we can truly know freedom.

    Guitars, saxaphones, drum kits, bongos, tambourines, clacky thingies and even a wee cartoon man crooning Feliz navidad – all done with i-Pads. This will give you a smile!

    In the middle of all the Christmas rush, take a moment to have a laugh with these very clever and musical guys!

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