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116 Cameras

Documentary Short

Davina Pardo

USA | 2017 | 16 min



As the Holocaust survivor community ages, the USC Shoah Foundation has embarked on an ambitious new project to transform survivors into 3D digital projections that will interact with generations to come. Short-listed for a 2018 Academy Award, 116 CAMERAS follows Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss, as she goes through this unique process and reflects on how her role as a Holocaust speaker has changed over time. The film's Emmy Award-winning director, Davina Pardo, received ASF's Ronit Elkabetz "Rising Star" Pomegranate Award at the 20th NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival.

Director's Bio

Davina Pardo is an Emmy award-winning director and producer who most recently produced Very Semi-Serious, a feature-length documentary about New Yorker cartoonists. Very Semi-Serious premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, was broadcast on HBO, and received an Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming. Davina has directed and produced several award-winning documentary shorts on themes of place and memory, including Minka, which was nominated for both IDA and Cinema Eye Honors awards and was featured on, and Yesterday In Rwanda,
which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Her latest film, 116 Cameras, will première at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Davina previously worked as assistant to David Cronenberg and was an associate producer for the Academy Award-winning documentary Freeheld.

A native of Canada, she has an MA in Documentary Production from Stanford University and a BA from Amherst College, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Screening Schedule

March 13th
08:00 pm
CJH Auditorium