Director: Beate Antares
Producer: Erin Raftery
Writer: Randy Ryan
Cinematographer: Megan Goedevagen
Editor: Javior Prato
Women have always been better than men at sharing, not just things, but themselves. The worst thing we can do to the women of the Holocaust brothels is to forget that they existed. In the Summer of 1941, Heinrich Himmler issued a directive to create brothels in concentration camps know as Freudenabteilung as an incentive to increase productivity. Young women were taken from their homes and families to be stripped of their innocence. But they were not stripped of their humanity.
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Erin Raftery - Producer Whats in a Name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; Well, this classically trained wild Irish Rose hails from a loving northeastern family and has pierced hearts from Nantucket Isle to New Yorks Hells Kitchen and now… Hollywood. Actress, Filmmaker, French scholar of International Affairs (Université Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle), wife to actor Randy Ryan (Public Enemies), and childs advocate, Erin Raftery is a petite New England native with a huge heart for others around the world and a passion for telling stories that inspire, engage and enlighten. She studied Political Science at the University of Connecticut and International Affairs at the Universite de la Sorbonne in Paris. She was the only femme fatal on the Cinq Arrondissement, an all male futball team. After graduating magna cum laude she worked in Senegal, West Africa with the Universite of Dakar in the pre-natal care unit of a women’s/children’s hospital. Then a government fellowship led her to a non-profit population organization in Washington, DC where she lobbied for environmental and women’s reproductive issues on Capitol Hill. Under the tutelage of the Herbert Bergoff Studio, her passion for story telling led her to the stages of New York City and Nantucket Island where she gave voice to many of Shakespeare’s lovely ladies. Erin also has a life long love affair with the sport of soccer. Currently, she is the co-captain and charity manager of the Sirens of Soccer, a charity driven premiere soccer team based in Los Angeles which inspires the human spirit, builds self-esteem and promotes physical fitness to help underprivileged children around the world. Sirens of Soccer recently raise over $22,000 for orphans and HIV and AIDS victims in Africa. Her diverse background and unique interests have served her well in life and in her emerging writing, producing and acting career in television (Medium, The Forgotten) and film (Desperate Crossing, Joy Division). Creating Illuminado Pictures combines her passion for story telling and creating positive change in the world. A childhood dream come true. Beate Antares/Director Like many a childs dream, Beate Antares left her native Poland to join the circus. Actually, it was her parents, but even as a toddler touring with Circus Viola/Mundeling in Norway, Beate’s life has been one colorful exhibition under the big top. Following in her parents musical footsteps, Beate fostered her talent for the violin at the acclaimed Dortmund Music Conservatory, and underwent rigorous Ballet training at the Royal Academy of Dance, performing professionally at age twelve. Beate’s passion for the screen as well as the stage ignited her to move to Los Angeles where she studied Film and Theatre at Loyola Marymount University while forming a production company, Antithesis Films, where Beate cut her teeth making short films and producing music videos. Beate’s talent behind the scenes was soon recognized by Grosse Point Blank director George Armitage, who hired Beate as Director of Development for his Taormina Productions, a position she held for five years. Eager to get back behind the camera, Beate co-formed Illuminado Pictures, directing and producing again. Some of her recent and upcoming projects include the feature film “Joy Division”, the web-based comedy series “The Lispstains” , and the award winning documentary “Curse of the Shaolin”. And she can Bend it Like Beckham – as player, manager and founder of the Sirens of Soccer ( S.O.S ) a charity driven soccer team. The Sirens use the discipline of soccer to inspire the human spirit, build self-esteem and promote physical fitness to help underprivileged children around the world. Most recently that charitable spirit has been raising funds for African orphans and HIV and AIDS victims, through non-profit organizations that work in partnership with rural village and capacity-building programs to support the development of sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and growth. Beate partnered with Global Futbol Initiative, a non-profit charitable organization that supplies soccer balls to underprivileged communities throughout the world, donating soccer balls to over 3,000 children living in poverty in 22 countries, securing sponsorships, and a worldwide following in the process with S.O.S Beate will forever retain her childhood passion for the Circus, it will always remain the place where she discovered her love for the arts.