Award of Merit – “The Value of a Life” (UK)

Title: The Value of a Life
Runtime: 12 min
Country: UK  
Director: Barbara Spevack
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: December, 2019

Synopsis: Europe, 1940.  An idealistic Jewish secretary is brought in for questioning about the Resistance-bombing of a crematorium. During the course of the cross-examination, the attractive Jewish woman forces her Nazi interrogator to reconsider the real value of a life. Will he ultimately think that her life is worth saving, or will he decide that she is not even a real person?