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Dan Radcliffe Narrates Short Film for 2010 Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted by: Edward
October 29, 2009, 09:41 PM

Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe has lent his voice as narrator to a short film entitled The Legacy of Hope for the 2010 Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.  Our Order Partner reports that the film focuses on the survivors of the Holocaust during World War II and their stories.  This film can be viewed online via the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website right here.

In a press release, Mr. Radcliffe explains his involvement in the short film by saying:

"When I was approached to narrate this short film, The Legacy of Hope, I felt very privileged. I felt that in a very small way I was contributing to the remembrance of these tragic and horrendous events, whilst also commemorating all those people who refused to let the horrors they had lived through dictate the tone of the rest of their lives.
"The surest shield we have against future atrocities is our knowledge and our emotional understanding of what has happened in the past. The chance to help the vital work done by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust could not be turned down."
The press release goes on to quote Carly Whyborn, Chief Executive Officer of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, who says, "With this year's theme - The Legacy of Hope – it is entirely fitting that Daniel, who is so well known amongst younger audiences, has narrated our film, which will be shown at HMD events across the UK. Through the film, people will have the opportunity to listen to the memories of survivors like Ben, Lily and Iby and think about what action they can take after HMD which will have a positive impact on their community.”

The 2010 Holocaust Memorial Day will mark the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.  With their efforts the HMD Trust aims to offer "an opportunity to listen to the voices from the Holocaust and Nazi persecution, and to make the lessons of hope for a safer, inclusive society where the differences between us are respected a reality today and in the future."  For more information, please click here.

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22044 Points

Go Go Daniel!! LY!

2482 Points

I’ve seen the film. It’s really emotional and sad.
Good work Dan.

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on October 31, 2009, 12:07 AM report to moderator
2482 Points

@wing: will you please stop posting “hahahaha” to all the news posts? It’s getting annoying.

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on October 31, 2009, 12:10 AM report to moderator
4056 Points

Dan has a great voice and this is a wonderful opportunity for him. : D

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on October 31, 2009, 02:45 AM report to moderator
437 Points

Good for him…. :)

Posted by LadySidi on October 31, 2009, 03:06 AM report to moderator
428 Points

Good thing … love you Dan!

Posted by alegria35 on October 31, 2009, 05:00 AM report to moderator
428 Points

it is very moving…. thanks Dan for sharing your time and your voice…

Posted by alegria35 on October 31, 2009, 05:16 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

Wing can you stop doing this hahahahaha thing because this is a sad event and what your doing is disrespecting these people.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 31, 2009, 05:28 AM report to moderator
298 Points

I just watched it. My thoughts go out to the survvors. Dan did an excellent job A definite must-watch.

Posted by MikeMagpuyo on October 31, 2009, 06:47 AM report to moderator
1420 Points

thats i relly cool that he is doing stuff like that

Posted by alicia00 on October 31, 2009, 07:12 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

Great Job Dan! It is wonderful that you did this!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 31, 2009, 08:04 AM report to moderator
307 Points

This short film is a must watch, very emotional, the younger generations should all watch it. Great work of everyone involved, Daniel is a wonderful narrator.

Posted by ethanHP on October 31, 2009, 10:39 AM report to moderator
285 Points

Great man, Dan…
He’s done a great thing.

Posted by ashim_gryffindor (Roar!) on October 31, 2009, 04:47 PM report to moderator

Dan was a brilliant narrator, and I’m not simply saying this as a Harry Potter fan. I have a Jewish background, and he respectfully approached this material with a great, powerful narration that made the short film seem even more emotionally hard-hitting.

Posted by SwedishSkinJer on October 31, 2009, 08:28 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

It was awfully generous and marvelous of him to do this and contribute in such a way to preserving the memories of and reminding us of this terrible event and the lessons it provides for all of us.

Posted by Kirk on October 31, 2009, 11:36 PM report to moderator
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