April 21, 2016: Trump Apprentices. Matthew Modine. Holocaust By Bullets.

A number of former ‘Apprentice’ candidates who have spoken out denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for being one filled with sexism, xenophobia, racism, and violence. Trump fired back describing his apprentices as “failing wannabes” only interested in the limelight. In a MetroFocus exclusive, Tara Dowdell, who appeared on season three of The Apprentice, tells us why she believes the media mogul turned politician isn’t fit for the highest office. Next, veteran actor Matthew Modine has starred in acclaimed films as “Vision Quest” “Full Metal Jacket” and in the Showtime series “Weeds”, but for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Modine has stepped behind the camera as director of the short-film “Super Sex.” Modine helps tell the story of two siblings who found a very special birthday gift for their aging dad. Finally, on the eve of Passover, we are bringing you a different story about Jewish history that would have been largely forgotten if not for a Catholic priest. Father Patrick Desbois has spent over a decade traveling across Eastern Europe in search of mass graves used by Nazi Germany killing squads to bury some 2 million Jews — or roughly a third of those who died during the Holocaust. We sit down with Desbois to talk about his work and his goal: to learn from the past and stop this kind of genocide from happening again.

 

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ON 'THE APPRENTICE,' DONALD TRUMP'S GO-TO PHRASE WAS YOU'RE FIRED.

TONIGHT THE TABLES ARE TURNED AND FORMER CONTESTANTS COME FORWARD AND SAY TRUMP'S NOT FIT TO BE PRESIDENT.

IN A METROFOCUS EXCLUSIVE, A PAST CONTESTANT DENOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY AND DENOUNCES HIS CAMPAIGN OF RACISM, VIOLENCE AND HATE.

MATTHEW MODINE GOES BEHIND THE CAMERA AND TAKES TRIBECA, HIS FILM STARS THE GREAT ED ASNER AND ANDREW'S DAUGHTER, BUT IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK.

MATH SU HERE WITH DETAILS AS THE FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO A CLOSE.

ON THE EVE OF PASSOVER, WE'LL PRESENT A HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS.

2 MILLION JEWS MURDERED IN MASS GRAVES DURING WORLD WAR II, UNACCOUNTED FOR AND FORGOTTEN UNTIL NOW.

TONIGHT, THE PRIEST ON A MISSION TO FIND THEIR GRAVES AND TELL THEIR STORY.

ALL THAT AND MORE AS 'METROFOCUS' STARTS RIGHT NOW.

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THIS IS 'METROFOCUS' WITH RAFAEL PI ROMAN, JACK FORD AND JENA FLANNIGAN.

FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM WAS PROVIDED BY --

> YOU'RE FIRED.

THAT WAS THE MESSAGE FROM A NUMBER OF FORMER APPRENTICE CANDIDATES SPEAKING OUT AND DENOUNCING DONALD TRUMP'S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

AT A PRESS CONFERENCE LAST WEEK THE GROUP OF FORMER CONTESTANTS ACKNOWLEDGED HIS SUCCESS IN THE BUSINESS WORLD AND CONDEMNED HIS CAMPAIGN AS ONE FILLED WITH THEIR WORDS, RACISM, XEN ON PHOBIA, VIOLENCE AND HATE.

NOT SURPRISINGLY, DONALD TRUMP FIRED BACK, DESCRIBING THEM AS FAILING WANNA BES DESPERATE TO RETURN TO THE LIMELIGHT.

AMONG THEM WAS TARA DOWDEL, AND SHE APPEARED ON THE THIRD SEASON OF 'THE APPRENTICE.'

THE FIRST QUESTION IS PEOPLE ASK IS THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO GET ON A TELEVISION SHOW AND USE IT AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR YOUR LIFE AND WHY DID YOU DECIDE ALONG WITH THE OTHERS THAT YOU WANTED TO GO PUBLIC ABOUT YOUR CRITICISM ABOUT DONALD TRUMP?

I WILL SAY IT WAS A DIFFICULT DECISION BECAUSE I KNEW THERE WOULD BE REPRISAL AND I'VE HAD MY CHARACTER ATTACKED.

I'VE HAD MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS ATTACKED, AS WELL, BUT I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT BECAUSE I WANT TO BE THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT WHEN HISTORY IS WRITTEN THAT I'M THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT PEOPLE CAN SAY SHE TOOK A STAND AND STOOD ON PRINCIPLE AND THIS IS ABOUT PRINCIPLES AND I'VE BEEN CRITICIZING DONALD TRUMP FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW.

I BECAME DISILLUSIONED WHEN HE STARTED DEMANDING THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST CERTIFICATE.

THIS WAS NOT BRAND NEW FOR YOU IN TERMS OF CONCERN OVER HIS POLITICS.

CORRECT.

AND THE DEMANDING OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE WHICH I THINK WAS VERY DIVISIVE AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT WAS BEHIND THAT BIRTHER MOVEMENT AND I THINK IT WAS TO ADVANCE HIS FAME AND REINVIGORATE HIS BRAND WHICH WAS STARTED TO WANE AND WHEN HE STARTED TO DEMAND THE PRESIDENT'S TRANSCRIPTS.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY MUCH A DOG WHISTLE AND HE DID NOT DEMAND THE COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS OF GEORGE W. BUSH AND HE DID NOT DEMAND THE COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS OF JOHN MCCAIN AND MITT ROMNEY.

THIS IS NOT BRAND NEW FOR YOU HERE.

IN FAIRNESS, YOU AND THE OTHERS HAVE SAID, LOOK, HE HAS POSITIVES AND HE HAS THINGS THAT HE'S BEEN VERY GOOD AT.

LET'S START WITH THAT.

WHAT DID YOU SEE IN DONALD TRUMP THAT WAS A POSITIVE CHARACTERISTIC?

I THINK HE'S A BRILLIANT MARKETER.

THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT IT.

THIS IS A MAN THAT UNDERSTANDS BRANDING AND MARKETING IN A WAY THAT'S REALLY EXCEPTIONAL, AND EACH WHAT HE'S DONE WITH THE CAMPAIGN.

FOR ME, I THINK A LOT OF IT IS ABOUT HIS ABILITY TO BRAND AND MARKET HIMSELF AND MARKETING IS ALL ABOUT YOUR ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND THE FEARS, THE CONCERNS AND THE ASPIRATIONS OF THE PEOPLE WITH WHOM YOU ARE TARGETING AND TO BUILD THE STRATEGY AROUND HIM AND I THINK THAT'S ABSOLUTELY WHAT HE DID AND UNFORTUNATELY, HE TAPPED MORE INTO THE FEARS AND THE ANGER THAN THE HIGHER ANGELS.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT.

WHAT WAS IT THAT YOU SAW AND THAT YOU HEARD FROM DONALD TRUMP THAT ESSENTIALLY SET YOU OFF IN TERMS OF WHETHER HE SHOULD BE A PRESIDENT OR NOT.

FIRST AND FOREMOST WAS THE COMMENT ABOUT MEXICAN AMERICANS AND THAT MEXICANS THAT COME HERE, WHETHER THEY'VE ENTERED THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY OR NOT, HE WAS GENERALLY SAYING THAT MEXICO SENDS THEIR WORST AND THEY'RE RAPISTS AND MURDERERS AND THEY COME HERE TO A BETTER LIFE.

THE PROMISE OF AMERICA IS A PLACE YOU COULD COME IF YOU WERE LOOKING FOR A BETTER LIFE AND ESCAPING EXTREME VIOLENCE AND TOTALITARIANISM AND THAT IS THE VERY PROMISE OF AMERICA.

THAT'S WHY HIS ANCESTORS AND HIS RELATIVES CAME HERE LOOKING FOR A BETTER LIFE AND THAT'S WHY TED CRUZ'S FATHER CAME HERE AND FOR THEM TO ATTACK THAT AS A WAY TO DRIVE A WEDGE AND TO DIVIDE PEOPLE.

THAT TO ME WAS REPREHENSIBLE, AND I COULDN'T STAND BY AND, LOU THAT WANTING TO BAN ALL MUSLIMS AND VIOLENCE, CRIME AND MURDER.

FOR ME, MURDER IS MURDER.

WHETHER YOU'RE DOING IT IN THE NAME OF SOME SORT OF TERRORIST MISSION OR WHETHER YOU'RE DOING IT IN THE NAME OF GANGS OR THE RUSSIAN MAFIA, WHATEVER YOUR REASON IS, YOU ARE A MURDEROUS, VIOLENT, HORRIBLE PERSON.

AND SO TO SINGLE OUT ONE GROUP FOR CRIMES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE VERSUS SINGLING OUT, AND VERSUS RECOGNIZING THAT CRIME AND MURDER AND AWFUL THINGS HAPPEN IN EVERY COMMUNITY, THAT'S DIVISIVE.

LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN ANSWER THIS OR NOT, BUT YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN AROUND HIM AS A CONSEQUENCE OF YOUR WORK ON 'THE APPRENTICE' AND THE FIRST SEASON, WHEN HE WAS A BUSINESSMAN, HE WOULD SAY AND DO WHATEVER HE HAD TO DO TO GET THE DEAL DONE.

HE DIDN'T NECESSARILY BELIEVE IN THEM, BUT IT WAS NECESSARY TO GET IT DONE.

LOOKING AT HIM, DO YOU HAVE A SENSE THAT HE MIGHT BE SAYING THESE THINGS BECAUSE HE THINKS THEY NEED TO BE SAID TO GET THE DEAL DONE AND THE DEAL MEANING TO LOCK UP THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION, BUT THAT -- AND SOME PEOPLE HAVE SUGGESTED THIS THAT IF HE EVER BECAME THE PRESIDENT THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY THE ROAD HE WOULD TRAVEL.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?

I THINK THAT HE IS CERTAINLY SOMEONE WHO HAS MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT HE BELIEVES IN WINNING AT ALL COSTS AND I THINK THAT'S A HORRIBLE APPROACH TO GOVERNMENT AND THAT MAY NOT BESSA DESTRUCTIVE IN BUSINESS, BUT IN GOVERNMENT THAT IS A HORRIBLE THING BECAUSE WINNING AT ALL COSTS, THE COSTS ARE MUCH HIGH AND ARE THE IRAQ WAR ARE AT ALL COSTS AND WE KNOW WHAT THAT DID.

IF HE IS DOING IT JUST TO WIN, I THINK THAT IS WORSE BECAUSE YOU ARE WHIPPING UP AND VALIDATING PEOPLE'S BIGOTRY, VALIDATING PEOPLE'S HATE AND VALIDATING THE WORST IN PEOPLE BECAUSE HIS STATURE MAKES HIM SOMEONE THAT PEOPLE LOOK TO.

PEOPLE LOOK UP TO HIM AND THAT'S WHY MILLIONS ON OF PEOPLE TRIED ON THE APPRENTICE AND SOMEONE WHO IS REVERED AS A BUSINESSMAN, VALIDATING THE WORST IN PEOPLE IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

WE'VE HEARD DONALD TRUMP SAY THAT I CAN BECOME MORE PRESIDENTIAL.

I'VE BEEN WHAT I'VE BEEN IN THE PAST, BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT.

IF I GET THERE I CAN BECOME MORE PRESENT.

WE'VE HEARD PEOPLE SAY THAT THE OFFICE CHANGES PEOPLE ONCE YOU GET THERE.

DO YOU HAVE A SENSE THAT YOU'VE BEEN IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AND WHAT YOU'VE SEEN THAT HE COULD BECOME, INDEED, MORE PRESIDENTIAL, IF, IN FACT, HE WINS THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION AND IF HE WINS THE GENERAL ELECTION?

THINK HE CAN PROBABLY BECOME WHATEVER HE WANTS TO BE.

I THINK THAT'S PART OF WHAT DONALD TRUMP DOES AND HE IS THE REINVENTION GUY OF MADONNA.

THE PROBLEM IS THERE'S SOME CHARACTERISTICS THAT HE SEEMED TO NOT BE ABLE TO SHAKE, ONE IN WHICH HE'S EXTREMELY THIN SKINNED AND I EXPECTED IT.

WERE YOU AT ALL SURPRISED BY THE FACT THAT DONALD TRUMP IS NOTHING IF HE COMES OUT SWINGING IF SOMEONE ATTACKS HIM.

ARE YOU SURPRISED AT ALL AT THE ATTACK AT YOU?

I'M NOT SURPRISED AT ALL, BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THAT'S A GOOD CHARACTERISTIC WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE WORLD STAGE AND DEALING WITH GEOPOLITICAL POLITICS AND YOU'RE DEALING WITH WORLD LEADERS AND MANY OF WHOM WE'RE ALLIED WITH COUNTRIES AND WE'RE SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE'RE ALLIED WITH AREN'T GOOD PEOPLE AND SO THAT KIND OF THIN-SKINNED, UNDISCIPLINED APPROACH IS NOT HELPFUL IN A TIME WHEN WE ARE DEALING WITH TREMENDOUS CHALLENGES.

I'VE WORKED IN GOVERNMENT AND SO I KNOW WHAT KIND OF CHARACTERISTICS WORK IN GOVERNMENT AND WHAT CHARACTERIST BEINGS DON'T WORK IN GOVERNMENT AND SO I HAVE THAT PERSPECTIVE AND MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE APPRENTICE DO NOT HAVE THAT PERSPECTIVE.

IN TERMS OF BEING THIN SKINNED AND BEING ON THE WORLD STAGE, THAT'S A PROBLEM AND THE OTHER THING IS HE'S ALREADY ANTAGONIZING PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

I MEAN, OUR COUNTRY'S BECOME A JOKE AND THE THIRD THING I WOULD SAY IS THAT HE HAS NOT MADE ANY REAL EFFORT TO LEARN THE ISSUES AND THAT'S THE MOST DISTURBING TO PEOPLE.

THE ARROGANCE TO THINK THAT YOU CAN RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHERE YOU ARE ESSENTIALLY A GLOBAL LEADER IF NOT THE GLOBAL LEADER AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YEMEN.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO UNDERSTAND REAL TRADE POLICY WITH CHINA AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS AT PLAY THERE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE GEO-POLITICAL DYNAMICS WITH RUSSIA AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THOSE THINGS.

I SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SPEAK MORE ARTICULATELY ON THOSE ISSUES THAN DONALD TRUMP AND I'VE MADE IT TO UNDERSTAND THOSE ISSUES.

I'VE MADE IT MY BUSINESS TO UNDERSTAND COUNTRIES LIKE ETHIOPIA WHERE I WAS LAST YEAR.

THE WAY THAT I'VE TAKEN TIME TO DO THAT AS A GLOBAL CITIZEN AND HE SOMEONE RUNNING AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE DISTURBING TO PEOPLE.

IT'S AN INTERESTING RIDE SO FAR AND NOT SURE WHERE IT WILL GO FROM HERE AND PERHAPS WE'LL BRING YOU BACK AND GET A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON ALL OF US.

TARA, NICE TO MEET YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

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> LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION.

THE 2016 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO A CLOSE THIS SUNDAY AND ONE OF THE FILMS THAT MADE ITS DEBUT AT THE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR WAS THE SHORT SUPER SEX.

THE COMEDY STARRING KEVIN NEILAND, ELIZABETH PERKINS AND RUBY MODINE TELLS THE STORY OF TWO SIBLINGS WHO FOUND A VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR THEIR AGING DAD ED ASNER.

WHAT KIND OF BIRTHDAY PRESENT DO YOU GET THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING?

I KNOW WHAT WE CAN GET HIM FOR HIS BIRTHDAY.

500 BUCKS?

DUDE, ARE YOU SERIOUS?

DO I LOOK LIKE A DUDE?

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME DOING THIS FOR AN OLD GUY WITH THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT.

STARRING KEVIN NEILAND.

ELIZABETH PERKINS.

YES.

NO.

RUBY MODINE, EFREN RAMIREZ.

THE WRITER AND DIRECTOR OF 'SUPER SEX' IS MATTHEW MODEAN WHO HAS STARRED IN VISION QUEST, 'FULL METAL JACKET' AND 'MARRIED TO THE MOB' AND THE SHOWTIME SERIES 'WEEDS.'

MATTHEW, WHAT A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU HERE.

MY PLEASURE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

YOU SHOULD SEE THE OTHER GUY.

YOU KNOW, I WISH THERE WAS A DRAMATIC STORY ABOUT IT THAT I WAS TRYING TO BE LIKE JOHN FORD, THE GREAT DIRECTOR JOHN FORD WHO USED TO HAVE AN EYE PATCH, BUT IT'S AN INFECTION.

I THINK IT'S CALLED THE CHILEAN -- IT'S JUST A MISERABLE, A CLOGGED DUCT IN YOUR EYE.

I LOOK LIKE I GOT IN A FIGHT WITH MIKE TYSON.

IT GIVES YOU CHARACTER.

GIVES ME CHARACTER.

SUPER SEX IS A VERY, VERY FUNNY FILM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE IT MAKE IT AND WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO MAKE IT AS A SHORT FILM?

WELL, I WAS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES BUILDING AND THEY GIVE THESE WONDERFUL TALKS AND THAT PARTICULAR DAY WHEN I WAS THERE, ELI WALLICK WAS YOUR GUEST AND INVITED ME TO COME BACKSTAGE AND BEFORE I LEFT, HE SAID I HAVE A JOKE FOR YOU AND HE TOLD ME THIS JOKE, SUPER SEX AND IT KIND OF HAUNTED ME AND I THOUGHT IT'S SUCH A FUNNY, FUNNY JOKE THAT IT COULD BE AN INTERESTING SHORT FILM, AND SO I SCRIPTED IT AND OPENED IT UP AND I HAD MY DAUGHTER READ IT AND SHE SAID I THINK IT'S REALLY GOOD.

I WANT TO PLAY THE PROSTITUTE, AND I SAID, OKAY.

SHE'S FANTASTIC.

WHAT A REVELATION.

SHE'S OUT THERE AND BEAUTIFUL, TOO, AND SHE CAN SING.

SHE SINGS THE CREDIT, LOVE ME LIKE I LIKE TO BE LOVED.

A TERRIFIC SINGER.

SHE SAID, AND I KNOW WHO YOU SHOULD CAST IN THE PART, AND SHE SUGGESTED BECAUSE WHEN SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL SHE'S ALWAYS BEEN WITH ME ON FILM SETS AND SHE BECAME GOOD FRIENDS WITH KEVIN NEILAND AND ELIZABETH PERKINS WHEN I WAS DOING WEEDS AND YOU SHOULD CAST THEM TO PLAY BROTHER AND SISTER BECAUSE THEY WORK SO WELL TOGETHER.

SO I CALLED THEM AND THEY SAID YES AND THE IMPORTANT PART WAS FINDING SOMEONE TO PLAY THE FATHER, AND THERE IS A POKER GAME THAT I GET INVITED TO EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.

JAMES GARNER THAT USED TO PLAY IN THE GAME AND THE GREAT CHARLES JOURNEY THAT USED TO PLAY IN THE GAME AND ED ASNER, AND A LOT OF OLD, HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS AND I TOLD ED ABOUT IT AND HE SAID, I KNOW THE JOKE, BUT LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION, ARE YOU GOING TO PLAY THE PROSTITUTE?

I SAID WHY WOULD I PLAY THE PROSTITUTE?

BECAUSE IT WOULD BE EASY FOR ME TO SAY I WANT THE SOUP.

WAS IT HARD FOR YOU TO CAST YOUR DAUGHTER AS A PROSTITUTE IN THE FILM?

IT WAS A LITTLE WEIRD, BUT WE'VE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER AND I'VE DIRECTED HER IN MUSIC VIDEOS AND WORKED WITH HER ON HER MUSIC HER WHOLE LIFE AND SHE WENT TO GREENWICH STREET MUSIC SCHOOL, PLAYED THE PIANO AND SHE'S BEEN SEEING THESE KIND OF BODY, TRASHY SONGS SINCE SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL.

YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A GREAT FATHER, MAN.

YEAH.

SO LISTEN, ALL OF US AT 'METROFOCUS' WATCHED THIS FILM, AND ALL OF US HAD THE SAME QUESTION, WHY IS THIS JUST A SHORT FILM AND IT HAS A GREAT PREMISE AND WHY NOT A FEATURE FILM?

YOU COULD DO IT AND THE REASON THAT I MADE THIS FILM IS THERE ARE TWO FEATURES THAT I WANT TO MAKE.

I WANTED TO PUT A FILM INTO A FESTIVAL THAT WOULD ATTRACT A STRONG PRODUCER, AN HONEST PRODUCER AND A GOOD PRODUCER WHO WOULD LOOK AT THIS WORK AND SAY WHAT YOU DID THAT THIS IS GREAT, WHY NOT MAKE IT INTO A FEATURE AND THEN BEGIN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A GOOD, HONEST PRODUCER WHO WOULD HELP ME TO FIND FINANCING FOR THESE TWO FEATURE FILMS WE WOULD MAKE.

AND FROM THE ACADEMY WORKING ON THIS FILM, AND I STUDIED ACTING HERE WITH STELLA ADLER AND THE CONSERVATORY OF ACTING AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MISS ADLER TAUGHT ME AND THE OTHER STUDENTS WAS THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING BACK.

ALL OF THESE EXPERIENCES THAT WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE, THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO GIVE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPRENTICE, YOU KNOW?

TO COME TO WORK ON A FILM SET OR IN A THEATER AND SEE WHAT IT IS TO WORK IN A REAL ENVIRONMENT.

SO THE OWNER OF THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY, THE LATE JERRY SHERLOCK WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE.

SO WHENEVER I WAS MAKING ONE OF MY SHORT FILMS I TRIED TO GRAB SOME OF MY STUDENTS TO WORK ON THE FILM TO HAVE PRACTICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

IT MUST HAVE BEEN GREAT FOR THEM.

IT'S GREAT FOR ME, TOO.

WITH THE FILM THAT DOESN'T HAVE A BUDGET, IT'S WONDERFUL TO HAVE THOSE STUDENTS WORKING FOR FREE.

YOU ALSO RECENTLY PRODUCED AND NARRATED A VERY DIFFERENT KIND OF FILM.

A DOCUMENTARY CALLED THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD.

YEAH.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD IS A STORY ABOUT JIM SANKO, THE DIRECTOR OF THE DOCUMENTARY AND HOW SHE STARTED TO EXPERIENCE CHANGES THAT WERE HAPPENING IN HER FATHER.

FRANK SANKO WAS A KENNEDY DEMOCRAT.

HE WAS SOMEBODY WHO WAS VERY OPEN-MINDED AND LIBERAL AND WHAT HAPPENED WAS, HE USED TO RIDE TO WORK WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE IN A CARPOOL AND THEN HE GOT TRANSFERRED AND HE HAD TO START DRIVING TO WORK BY HIMSELF.

SO HE NEEDED SOME COMPANY ASK HE STARTED LISTENING TO A.M. RADIO AND 98% OF A.M. RADIO IS CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO AND SO WHAT STARTED HAPPENING WITH THE STEADY DIET OF CONSERVATIVE, RIGHT-WING RADIO, HER FATHER STARTED TO TURN INTO SOMEBODY WHO WAS REALLY STUBBORN AND CLOSED-MINDED WHO HATED THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT AT TIMES AND HATED OBAMA AND HATED CLINTON.

AND THOUGHT THE COUNTRY WOULD BE DESTROYED AND WAS BEING TAKEN OVER AND EVERYBODY NEEDED GUNS.

SHE WAS JUST, LIKE, WHAT HAPPENED TO MY FATHER?

IF I READ CORRECTLY, YOU'LL BE STARRING IN A NETFLIX SERIES?

YES.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

IT'S CALLED STRANGER THINGS AND ON NETFLIX, AS YOU SAID, AND I'M WORKING WITH A WONDERFUL YOUNG LADY, WYNONA RYDER.

YEAH.

A YOUNG GIRL NAMED MILLIE BROWN.

HER CHARACTER IS CALLED 11 SO THAT MEANS THERE WERE TEN PEOPLE THAT CAME BEFORE HER LIKE HEINZ 57.

WHAT IT IS IS I'VE ABDUCTED THIS YOUNG GIRL BECAUSE SHE HAS THE EXTRA SENSORY PERCEPTION AND SHE GETS ANGRY WITH ME AND TEARS A HOLE INTO THIS EXTRA SENSORY PERCEPTION AND OUT OF THAT ROLE COMES A MONSTER THAT STARTS TAKING PEOPLE AWAY AND ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE IS WYNONA RYDER'S SON.

SO THE ENTIRE SEARERS I'M TRYING TO FIND 11 TO GET HER TO CLOSE THIS RIFT THAT SHE'S OPENED UP AND WYNONA IS TRYING TO FIND HER SON WHO HAS BEEN ABDUCTED.

IT'S LIKE IF YOU TOOK 'STAND BY ME,' 'BOLTER GIEFT,' FOET E.T. WOET' AND PUT IT IN A BLENDER.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

'SUPER SEX, IF YOU GET TO SEE IT, PLEASE DO.

YOU WON'T REGRET IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THE FILM 'SUPER SEX' WILL BE PLAYING IN TRIBECA.

FOR FUTURE SCREENINGS YOU CAN FOLLOW THE MOVE OWE TWITTER @SUPERSEXMOVIE.

> PASSOVER, A TIME WHEN JEWISH FAMILIES ACROSS OUR AREA GET TOGETHER AROUND THE SADER TABLE.

TONIGHT IN HONOR OF THE HOLIDAY WE'LL BRING YOU A DIFFERENT STORY ABOUT JEWISH HISTORY AND ONE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN LARGELY FORGOTTEN IF NOT FOR A CATHOLIC PRIEST.

FATHER PATRICK DUBOIS HAS SPENT OVER A DECADE INVESTIGATING WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED THE HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS.

HE AND HIS TEAM HAVE TRAVELED ACROSS EASTERN EUROPE IN SEARCH OF MASS GRAVES BY NAZI GERMANY KILLING SQUADS, THEIR DEATHS HAVE LONG BEEN OVERSHADOWED BY THE VICTIMS OF CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

IN THE SOVIET UNION THE MURDER THERE WAS LOCAL.

VILLAGES BECAME MASS GRAVES AS RESIDENTS BORE WITNESS.

TO DATE, FATHER DUBOIS HAS FOUND 2,000 OF THESE EXECUTION SITES AND INTERVIEWED HUNDRED HIS OF PEOPLE ABOUT THE TERROR.

HIS GOAL, TO LEARN FROM THE PAST AND STOP THIS FROM EVER HAPPENING AGAIN.

FATHER PATRICK DUBOIS JOINS ME NOW TO TALK ABOUT HIS WORK.

IT'S A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU AND THANK YOU FOR SPENDING TIME WITH US HERE.

YOU ARE A CATHOLIC PRIEST.

YOU'RE NOT A HISTORIAN AND NOT A DETECTIVE.

WHAT DREW YOU TO THIS AND MADE THIS BECOME YOUR LIFE'S CALLING?

FIRST, IT WAS A FAMILY STORY.

MY GRANDFATHER HAD BEEN DEPORTED THERE AND I REALIZED THAT IN A SMALL VILLAGE WHEN HE WAS SENT 18,000 JEWS WERE SHOT AND YOU COULD FIND NOTHING, AND IT WASN'T KNOWN.

I BEGAN TO ASK WHERE ARE THE MASS GRAVES OF JEWS?

WHEN I FOUND THE FIRST ONE I REALIZED THEY KILLED JEWS IN THE FULL TERM OF E TERMINATION.

AND WE HAVE 1.2 MILLION JEWS.

REMEMBER, IN SORT OF LOOKING AT THE WORK YOU'VE DONE AND LISTENING TO SOME OF YOUR STORIES, I WAS STRUCK BY THE NUMBER THAT YOU'VE BEEN DISCOVERING.

THE GRAVES, THE BODIES, WERE YOU SURPRISED BY THAT NUMBER.

I REMEMBER THE BIGGEST GRAVE WAS 54,000 PEOPLE.

THEY TOLD THEM THEY GO TO PALESTINE AND THEY TOOK A TRAIN, AND IT WAS FINISHED, NO PALESTINE AND THEY ARE TO WALK KILOMETERS AND KILOMETERS TO 29.

AND AROUND CHRISTMAS THE ROMANIANS DECIDED TO SHOOT THEM.

THEY REFUSED TO GO, THE FIRST ONE SO THEY COULD BE AROUND ONE OF THE STIES AND BURNED THEM ALIVE.

HOW DO YOU FIND THESE SITES?

WE FOUND THEM THROUGH THE ARCHIVES AND WE HAVE GERMAN ARCHIVES AND AFTER MY TEAM WE WILL GO 11 PERSON ON THE GROUND AND WE TRAIN YOUNG PEOPLE TO DO THAT AND WE LOOK FOR THE CARTRIDGES AND WE INTERVIEW THE PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THE KILLING.

EVERYBODY WANTED TO WATCH.

IT WAS LIKE A SHOW, YOU KNOW?

I REMEMBER IN A VILLAGE THE SCHOOL SAID TOMORROW NO SCHOOL BECAUSE WE KILL OUR ENEMIES AND SO THE MORNING AFTER, 37 CHILDREN RUN TO THE PLACE AND IT WAS TOO EARLY.

THE GERMANS WERE NOT HERE AND THE JEWS NOT EITHER AND THEY WAITED UNTIL THE NIGHT TO SHOW THE SHOOTING.

WHAT DID YOU STAY?

THEY TOLD ME, BECAUSE IT WAS INTERESTING FOR THE CHILDREN.

SO I HAD TO DISCOVER THAT IN A GENERAL SIDE WHEN YOU WERE SURE YOU WERE NOT JEW AND YOU WERE NOT GYPSY, YOU WERE NOT GAY, AND YOU WERE NOT COMMUNIST, SO IT WAS INTERESTING TO WATCH.

PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE OTHER PEOPLE KILLED.

YOU ARE TRYING TO GET THE WORLD TO UNDERSTAND, TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED HERE.

ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD NOW AND YOU LOOK AT WHAT ISIS IS DOING, WHAT IS THE CONNECTION YOU'RE SEEING AND WHAT IS THE MESSAGE OF HOPE.

THE CONNECTION AND THE BIG QUESTION WE HAVE IS HOW ARE SO FEW PEOPLE WITH THE HELP OF THE NEIGHBORS COULD KILL SO MANY PEOPLE, DOING ONLY THREE YEARS, 2.3 MILLION JEWS, PLUS THE GYPSIES AND PLUS THE COMMUNIST AND HOW COULD WE SUCCEED.

WE FOUND TRAIN AND FOUND CAMPS AND FENCES AND WE ARE READY TO STUDY THE BIBLE BECAUSE TODAY, TODAY, THE MODEL OF THE KILLING AND TODAY THERE IS NO AUSCHWITZ ANYWHERE.

THERE WAS NO AUSCHWITZ AND NO AUSCHWITZ AND TODAY IN MIDDLE EAST EITHER.

TODAY WE ARE BACK TO KILL FACE TO FACE, ONE BY ONE AND PEOPLE COME TO SHOOT, OR TO SHOOT IN PARIS AND IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY, THEY DO IT ONE BY ONE, AND I THINK AFTER AUSCHWITZ THE MASS KILLERS DECIDED TO STOP AUSCHWITZ.

AND NO, WE COME BACK PERSONAL KILLING AND PERSONAL CRIME.

WE HAVE TO STUDY HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS BECAUSE IT'S ANOTHER TYPE OF MASS CRIMES OF TODAY.

WHEN YOU MEET UP WITH THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW OLD AND WERE CHILDREN, YOU TALK TO THEM IN THE VILLAGE AND HIS GRANDFATHER SURVIVED THE CAMPS AND CAME BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN IN POLAND AND HE WAS PART OF A GROUP THAT THEY ACTUALLY DUG UP THE BODIES, THE MARTYRS OF THE FOREST AND THEY PROVIDED A PROPER BURIAL FOR THEM.

HE HAS A PICTURE OF THAT.

SO THERE IS A COMMUNITY COMING BACK TO EMBRACE THEIR OWN COMMUNITY.

DID THE -- DID YOU FIND WHEN YOU TALKED TO THESE PEOPLE THAT THERE WAS ANY GUILT AMONGST THE ONES WHO WITNESSED THIS?

I WOULD SAY NO.

THE FIRST THING IS THEY WANT TO SPEAK.

THEY WANT TO SPEAK BEFORE TO DIE.

THEY KNOW THEY CARRY THE SECRET OF THE HOLOCAUST AND SO WHY THEY WANT TO SPEAK?

THERE IS A PROVERB IN RUSSIA TO SAY THE WORD IS FINISHED WHEN WE BURY THE LAST VICTIM.

SO FOR THEM, WE COME TO FINISH THE WORK, AND I WOULD SAY, I REMEMBER ONE WOMAN, SHE WAS FORCED TO GO DOWN ON TO THE MASS GRAVE AND THEREFORE, TO WELCOME THE CORPSE, TO MAKE SPACE AND SHE SAID EVERY SHOOTING I HAD TO GO WAIT FOR THE GUARDS AND TO HAVE THE CORPSE AND TO MAKE SPACE IN THE MASS GRAVE AND SUDDENLY I SAW ALL MY JEWISH SCHOOLMATES THAT HAD BEEN KILLED AND I HAD TO WALK ON THEM LIKE THE OTHERS.

AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME SHE SAID THAT, AND IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER, AND SHE WAS ON A BENCH WITH THE NEIGHBORS AND SHE SAID I ALWAYS DREAMT TO FIND SOMEBODY TO SAY THAT.

SO I THINK THEY FEEL LIKE YOUR STRONG TRAUMA AND THEY WERE CHILDREN, AND SO ALL OF THE NEIGHBORS KILLED IN FRONT OF THEM.

IT WAS SPECTACULAR, BUT IT WAS ALSO A TRAUMA.

THEY'RE PAINFUL MEMORIES AND DIFFICULT MEMORIES, BUT THEY'RE MEMORIES THAT WE NEED TO CAPTURE AND TO HOLD SO THAT HOPEFULLY THINGS LIKE THIS NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN AND WE THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO TELL THOSE STORIES AND KEEPING THOSE MEMORIES ALIVE.

IT WAS A PLEASURE MEETING YOU.

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