Netherlands | 57 minutes | 2021
North American Premiere
In the personal documentary Destination Sobibor, Amsterdammer Hein Piller de Bruijn takes the same train journey as dozens of his Jewish relatives, who were murdered in World War II. Hein’s mother Rebecca, still a baby at the time, survived the war in hiding under the name Sonja van Buuren. Her parents and two sisters were tragically murdered. Through the experience of filming his journey, traveling from Amsterdam to the Nazi extermination camp Sobibor in Poland, Hein seeks what can still be found of Jewish history on this route. What ultimately unfolds is a touching road movie, leading to surprising insights and an acceptance of his own Jewish identity.
Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Raymond Grimbergen, film subject Hein Piller de Bruijn, and moderator Stephanie Rosen, co-founder of 3GMiami. To view the conversation please click here.
Directed by Raymond Grimbergen