A powerful and compelling documentary film, shot partially in Rhode Island, will have its television premiere on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS as part of weekly TV series, "e;doubleFEATURE,"e; presented by Flickers. "e;Etched in Glass: The
A powerful and compelling documentary film, shot partially in Rhode Island, will have its television premiere on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS as part of weekly TV series, “doubleFEATURE,” presented by Flickers.
“Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross” tells the incredible true story of Steve Ross, a boy who endured five years in 10 different concentration camps during World War II. He was rescued by an American soldier who rekindled his spirit to live and gave him a small American flag. Ross ended up in Boston, eventually becoming a psychologist and youth worker, helping to save the lives of hundreds of at-risk young people.
He was the driving force and founder of the New England Holocaust Memorial. “Etched in Glass” also chronicles the emotional 67-year search by Ross to find and thank that American soldier who saved him. The story takes a dramatic turn in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, where two women research a heroic act by their father and grandfather, leading to the amazing ending.
“Etched in Glass” had its first public screening at the Rhode Island International Film Festival where it received the Best Documentary Audience Choice award. The film has also been screened as an educational tool at middle schools, high schools, and colleges in New England. Flickers is using the broadcast of “Etched in Glass” as the launch of their new online series, the Jewish Film Experience.