Preserve rare childhood Holocaust stories

My name is Joe Brin, Filmmaker/Director of Cyclorama Films, a nonprofit established to preserve Jewish life stories on film, promoting greater understanding between Jews and non-Jews.

A String of Pearls: The Small Miracles of Charles Middleberg, our first production, is a moving collection of storytelling gems...or pearls, the extraordinary childhood memories of a survivor now in his nineties. With charm, passion, wit and exceptionally sharp recall, you will be drawn into Charles' childhood stories based in WWII occupied Paris. One viewer described feeling emotions she'd never felt before...

Your contribution(s) will directly fund the critical costs of the Filmmaker (Director/Artist/Editor) and Composer. Preserve these rare wartime childhood remembrances for future generations. Not to forget!

A STRING OF PEARLS recalls a childhood of soaring joy, plunged into abject terror.

A rare clarity of detail is illuminated in a world of striking, hand-cut silhouettes, narrated by the survivor himself, a buoyant, unwavering optimist, now in his nineties.

Joseph G. Brin is a filmmaker/architect/artist. Brin founded Cyclorama Films in 2020, a nonprofit dedicated to recording Jewish life stories on film to promote greater understanding between Jews and non-Jews.

Donations (5)

  • Jian Huang
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Esther Lewis
    • $200 
    • 5 mos
  • Julia Williams
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Herb Engelsberg
    • $180 
    • 5 mos
  • Elizabeth Shulman
    • $200 
    • 5 mos


Joseph Brin
Philadelphia, PA

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