Skate to Survive
This documentary follows the artistic life and struggle of figure skating coach and choreographer Ellen Burka from pre-war Amsterdam, to Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps, to Dutch national champion in 1946, bohemian Toronto in the 1950’s and finally world skating celebrity.
" The documentary is a multi-faceted gem of esthetics, character, and politics." by Nancy Wigston, CJN, 17.12.09
"The documentary, utterly charming at times, horrifying at others..." by Beverley Smith, The Globe and Mail, 26.02.09