Over the past week we have been carrying out some filming for Holocaust Memorial Day. This is a day created by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, a UK Government established and funded charity, which has been running every year since 2001.
We are filming on behalf of The Dorchester Town Council who usually organise an event in the Corn Exchange, Municipal Buildings. Holocaust Memorial Day is usually widely attended by the local community including the Town Mayor, Counsellors and the public. However, this year, the Town Council are taking a slightly different approach.
This year, on the 27th January, in commemoration to those who lost their lives in the Holocaust and similar genocides, The Dorchester Town Council have decided to create a film. This film is a way to connect people in remembrance and also acts as a reminder to be vigilant about the repetition of such horrific events, it is being produced in partnership with the South West Dorset Multi Cultural Network, with representatives from the community as well as four local schools.
The Dorchester Town Council are inviting everyone to join the event online, via the Dorchester Town Council Facebook page at noon on 27th January, with the candle lighting commencing at 7pm.
It has been an incredibly thought-provoking and emotional project to work on, and we are honoured to be part of it, and to be able to bring people together in this moment.