The project is an initiative of the Anne Frank Museum, based in Amsterdam.
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The Diary of Anna Franck , the 13-year-old girl's chronicle of her experiences during the occupation of the Netherlands by Nazi Germany was converted into a web series that adapts the young woman's stories to the modern format.
Entitled the Anne Frank Video Diary , the project is an initiative of the Anne Frank Museum, based in Amsterdam. The goal, as announced in the trailer , is to ask ourselves the following question: What would have happened if instead of having a pencil and a notebook, Anna had had a camera? As a result, these 15 episodes appear in which the protagonist, played by the actress Luna Cruz Pérez, tells us directly what it is to live in hiding to protect her life.
The launch of the serial coincides with the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II , and although experts at the Museum have read the script to detect and avoid mistakes, the newspaper remains the primary source for writing the chapters. In the words of the director, Ronald Leopold:
“The images are expected to encourage thinking about anti-Semitism and discrimination. The important thing is to create interest for generations that do not already have parents or grandparents to tell them what happened. ”
With this interesting format, what you want to achieve is to reach the generations made up of users of social networks , who are used to documenting their lives in vlogs, messaging apps and other digital tools.
Presented through YouTube, this series on Anna Frank is not yet visible in non-European regions, due to location issues, but it is a great initiative to introduce new generations to one of the most important stories of survival of the 20th century.