"The Magic of the Diary of Anne Frank"
Since its publication in 1947, The Diary of Anne Frank has been read by people of all ages across the globe. In academic settings, her journal often serves as an entry point to learning about the Holocaust, and it is through reading and reliving the honest thoughts of 13-year old Anne that young students begin to grapple with the atrocities of the Second World War. Readers follow her as she crouches in a hidden room and listen with open ears as she admits to falling in love. The Magic of the Diary of Anne Frank recounts how Anne’s diary first came to production and charts its unprecedented international influence. The documentary features interviews with celebrities, politicians, writers, and readers from all over the world, shedding light on the ways her story continues to resonate with people—from inspiring actress Whoopi Goldberg to write a new play to encouraging North Korean school children in very surprising ways.