Always Remember: Anna and the Egyptian Doctor


Always Remember: Anna and the Egyptian Doctor

Always Remember is a six-month series of free, virtual screenings designed to raise Holocaust awareness through cinema. Each month from June through November, we’ll offer a selection of films designed to amplify unique voices and experiences relating to the Holocaust, highlighting LGBTQ+ stories, women’s perspectives, stories of resistance, youth experiences and more.

You’re invited to join us for an online screening of Anna and the Egyptian Doctor, followed by a pre-recorded conversation with director Taliya Finkel.

Anna and the Egyptian Doctor tells the story of Mohamed Helmy, a man who risked his life caring for Jewish families in Berlin under the Third Reich. Eventually mentoring Anna, one of his patients, Dr. Helmy helps her and her family seek asylum and escape being sent to a concentration camp. In this inspiring story, Dr. Helmy’s nephew and Anna’s daughter come together to understand the sacrifices of their ancestry.

2022, 85 minutes, color, English, German, Arabic, Hebrew | Written and directed by Taliya Finkel | Featuring Husam Chadat, Aviram Kalish, Katharina Meyer, Noot Cohen | Produced by Taliya Finkel | Executive Produced by Taliya Finkel, Elise Lein, Peter Fuchs

Registration Information

Film Independent Members and the general public can register for this event starting at 1:00 pm PT on Monday, July 1. | Registration is free; one registration per individual.

Completing a single registration for any Always Remember film in a given month will grant access to all films available that month. You’ll also have the option to register for the entire series.

How to Watch

We’re excited to present a diverse, engaging series that is accessible to anyone who wishes to participate – all you need is an email address and a device on which to stream the film(s).

On the first day of screening availability, registrants will be emailed a secure link by our partner Vision Media to watch that month’s films in the Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room. The access period to view the films will be approximately the last two weeks of each month.

Online Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible to ensure access. Links are watermarked, nontransferable and may only be used by the individual who completed the registration. Limit one link per individual, per event.

Registrants are required to follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership/access to future events.

Always Remember films, participants, availability window(s) and other details are subject to change without prior notice.


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