“No Place on Earth” had its world premiere at TIFF on Monday night with some very special guests in attendance. “Emotional” seems too humble a word to describe what it was like to watch this film in the same room as the survivors. Following a standing ovation, Sima Dodyk, the youngest of the survivors said “I think I waited all my life for this moment.”
No Place on Earth, a documentary directed by Janet Tobias, made its world premiere at TIFF Monday to an audience of festival patrons, press and family members.
In the aisles at the Cineplex Odeon at Yonge and Dundas was a boisterous reunion, with people greeting and embracing one another as the packed theatre filled with laughter.
As a woman who began her career as a journalist at 60 Minutes working for Diane Sawyer and Don Hewitt, it’s safe to say that Janet Tobias is no stranger to a good story. You can imagine, then, how extra-ordinary a story must be for her to dub it “one of the best stories I had ever heard” – which she says of the plot behind her newest film, “No Place On Earth”.