116 Cameras

A Holocaust survivor preserves her story interactively so that she will be able to tell it forever.


116 Cameras follows Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank, as she embarks on an ambitious new project: preserving her story as an interactive hologram that will have conversations with generations to come.

About the Director

Davina Pardo is an Emmy®-award winning filmmaker who produced the HBO documentary Very Semi-Serious. She has also directed several award-winning documentary shorts.

Artist Statement

In February 2013 I read an article about New Dimensions in Testimony, a new technology that would make it possible for people to have conversations with Holocaust survivors long into the future. I immediately reached out to inquire about the possibility of making a film that would document a survivor’s experience telling their story for the project and was thrilled to begin filming in fall of 2015.  

New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT) was developed by the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technology, and Conscience Display. The technology enables people — now and far into the future — to have a “virtual conversation” with Holocaust survivors about their life experiences.

Additional Information

Eva Schloss is a Holocaust survivor, author, and speaker. She lectures widely in the United States, Europe, and Australia about the Holocaust and its consequences. Her story is also told through the popular play by American playwright, James Still, And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, at which she often holds question-and-answer sessions.

In 1996, she filmed a video testimony for the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. Her interview can be viewed here.

Festivals, Screenings, & Awards

HotDocs Canadian International Film Festival
– Winner: Audience Award, Best Short

San Diego Jewish Film Festival
– Winner: Best Documentary Short

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
– Winner: Best Documentary Short

New York Times Op-Doc
– Academy Award Shortlist


Production Country

Production Company
Birdling Films

NY Times Op-Doc

Subject Region
USA, Europe

15 minutes

Davina Pardo

Joanna Sokolowski

Emily Topper

Lila Place

Consulting Editor
David Teague

Max Avery Lichtenstein

Sound Recordist
Judy Karp