Skate to survive (DVD video, 2007) []
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Skate to survive

Author: Astra BurkaMichael KainerEllen BurkaElsbeth BonLouis van GasterenAll authors
Publisher: Jerusalem : Ruth Diskin Films Ltd., marketing & distribution, [2007?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Named Person: Ellen Burka
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Astra Burka; Michael Kainer; Ellen Burka; Elsbeth Bon; Louis van Gasteren; Peter Mundinger; OMNI Television.; Ruth Diskin Films (Firm)
OCLC Number: 670719398
Language Note: In English, German and Dutch with subtitles in English.
Notes: Videodisc release of the documentary motion picture produced in 2007.
Aspect ratio 16:9.
"Skate to survive is a documentary about the artistry and struggle of Canadian figure skating coach and choreographer Ellen Burka. She recounts her life from pre-war Amsterdam, to Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps, to Dutch national champion, to bohemian Toronto in the 1950s and finally world skating celebrity. The film shows how her enthusiasm and energy allowed her wildly creative side to survive and flourish despite the harsh realities around her."--Container.
Credits: Director of photography, Zoe Dirse; editor, Thomas Cooper; music, Peter Mundinger.
Cast: "[T]old by Ellen Burka, Elsbeth Bon, Louis van Gasteren."
Description: 1 videodisc (48 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, Region 1.
Responsibility: director, Astra Burka ; producers, Michael Kainer & Astra Burka ; writer, Michale Kainer ; [in partnership with OMNI Television Independent Producers Initiative].


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