Andor Stern is the only living Brazilian-born who survived the Holocaust. In this direct documentary, he shares his memories while traveling to Auschwitz, the place he became a prisoner at 16 yo. Despite the pain, he is willing to celebrate his freedom every day.

  • Vitor Vilaverde Dias
  • Vitor Vilaverde Dias
  • Tammy Weiss
    Sócrates, 2019
  • Andor Stern
    Key Cast
  • Thaianne Spinassi
    Assistant Director
    Sócrates, 2019
  • David Bessler
    Music Composer
  • Victor Cohen
  • Thais Badim Marques
    Executive Producer
    Sócrates, 2019
  • Priscilla Santana
    Executive Producer
    Sócrates, 2019
  • Nilton Ferreira
  • Nuna Nunes
  • Miriam Biderman
    Sound Editing Supervisor
  • Ricardo Reis
    Sound Designer and Mixing
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Biography, Direct Cinema, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 14 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 18, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil, Hungary, Poland
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 46th Sao Paulo International Film Festival
    Sao Paulo
    October 27, 2022
    World Premiere
    Brazilian Showcase
  • 20th Curta Santos
    November 6, 2022
    Santos, SP - Premiere
    Special Exhibition for Closing Ceremony
Distribution Information
  • O2 Play
    Country: Brazil
Director Biography - Vitor Vilaverde Dias

Vitor Vilaverde directed the feature documentary Andor, about the only living Brazilian-born who survived the Holocaust, which will premiere in 2022. He graduated in Film at the Federal University of São Carlos, has a MA in Literature, and he is a Ph.D. student at the Ohio State University in Latin-American Literatures and Culture. His methodology merges theory and practice, and his research explores the affects and politics of Latin-American documentaries.

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Director Statement

I'm a first-time Brazilian filmmaker. This film is the realization of two major social projects in Brazil. “Andor” is a documentary that tells the story of the only Brazilian-born Holocaust survivor who, since 2010 travels around Brazil to talk about life and freedom. In one of these lectures, a young girl fell in love with his story and brought it to Querô Filmes, the producers of the film. Querô is a social production company with more than 15 years of experience. In addition to the production of audiovisual content, they teach workshops in audiovisual for young people with economic disadvantages. This film is the first feature film directed by a former student of Querô workshops. It's my debut making a direct documentary, produced completely independently. The producer's previous film and first feature, “Socrates”, has participated in more than twenty international festivals and won awards such as Someone to Watch at the 2019 Spirit Awards.

I, and the rest of the team, believe in the power of this film and in Andor's message to the world. We believe in the social power of documentaries and that's why we invested in the independent production of this film.