We have the story because of Miep Gies, a Dutch woman that helped to Hide Anne and her family as well as another Jewish family, the van Pels. Miep was lucky to have been released after the Franks and the van Pels were found and she collected the families' papers that had been strewn on the floor during their arrest and she also recovered Anne's diary.
The story is so popular in part because of it's completeness, people relate to Anne's personal accounts of family squabbles, her first kiss and are inspired by her outlook. This story is also great for young teens because of what they have in common with her.
We would like to tell the story as a video. The materials that we produce are meant to fulfill very specific needs. Our audiences are supporters, teachers in Thailand and students in Thailand which are very different groups in some ways. This would have to be teacher and child friendly, suitable for ESL students and translated into Thai language as well. In order to meet this criteria the films are under ten minutes, culturally relevant to Thailand/East Asia, visually interesting, captioned and meant to leave people wanting more.
The main challenge is that most of the visual material pertaining to Anne Frank is not in the public domain. And it should be. This video may take a while as we need to come up with a creative solution to this problem. While it is unfortunate that the material that is so educational is copyrighted, it may help us to create something unique.
Post script edit: Seems that someone else had a similar idea, so we may re-think this. Looks like a great project: http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/ari-folman-to-helm-animated-film-based-on-life-diary-of-anne-frank/
We want to remind you that time is running out on our Kickstarter. This project will be the first of its kind in Thailand and is crucial to us gaining a wider audience.
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