Teen Screen

An Educational Field Trip that Changes Attitudes – and Lives

Audition

Narrative

Animated, no dialogue

7 minutes

Shown with: Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent

This animated film tells the story of a father and son imprisoned in a death camp. The son, a trumpet player, is auditioning for the camp’s orchestra to improve his chances for survival. Leaving his father behind, he walks through the cold snow towards the auditioning site where a firing squad waits to decide whether he is admitted into the orchestra.

Theme: Holocaust

Sub-Themes: Bravery, Art and Fantasy, Survival