Rabbit is the story of Janina Iwanska, a Polish teenager and resistance fighter who defied the Nazis, survived medical experiments and escaped execution, to expose the horrors of Ravensbrück, the only all-female concentration camp.
Janina’s incredible story is told through the eyes of prisoner artists who were in Ravensbrückand shared her mission to document Nazi crimes. Their drawings-sketched secretly on scraps of paper to be smuggled out of the camp or buried for posterity-form the visual basis for this animated documentary.
About the Director
Chloe’s first film was shortlisted for The Grierson Best Newcomer Award in 2015 and was nominated for a BAFTA. Since then, she has made films for all the major British broadcasters. Her first feature film DYING TO DIVORCE premiered at Hot Docs festival and has won a Golden Nymph Award, a Journalist innenbund Award, was nominated for Prix Europa, Rosedor, BIFA and long listed for a BAFTA Best Debut Feature. It received a special mention at the Movies That Matters Grand Jury Prize where it was described as “expertly presenting the political and cultural forces that perpetuate a culture of violence against women” and was UK Entry for Best International Feature to the Oscars. Most recently, it won Best Feature award at the Scottish Baftas and Best Breakthrough film at the Welsh Baftas. Last year Chloe made the landmark series for Sky Documentaries SCOUTING FOR GIRLS exploring abuse in the model industry.