The Samuel Project

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Narrative Feature
Dir: Marc Fusco | 93 Minutes | USA | English

Emmy-winner Hal Linden stars in this heartwarming family drama about a high school senior who gets to know his grandfather, Samuel, a Holocaust survivor, for the first time. With dreams of becoming a professional artist, Eli (Ryan Ochoa from hit Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly) discovers that his grandpa (Linden) was heroically saved from Nazi capture in Germany. After some hesitation, Samuel agrees to tell his story that he hasn't shared for more than 75 years, for Eli’s school assignment. As the project takes shape with the help of a misfit musician friend, three generations of family finally connect with one another. This powerful narrative universal struggle for both acceptance and opportunity, with profound relevance to today’s headlines.