Charging the Rhino

60 minutes • Documentary • Produced in association with: Vision TV and Historia • Production year: 2007

Charging the Rhino is a documentary about the Romanian Holocaust. Romanian fascists shot filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici's father, Joseph, during WWII. Romanian communists shot his cousin, Sasha, during the Cold War. Through their stories the film explores the devastating history of fascism and communism in Romania and the life-altering affect it had on the psyche of those who endured Romania’s unimaginable.

Written and directed by Simcha Jacobovici and Bruce Thorson
Produced by Felix Golubev and Simcha Jacobovici
Executive Produced by Ric Esther Bienstock

Award highlights:

  • Silver Plaque, Hugo Awards, 2008
  • Second Prize, Documentary Feature, Athens International Film Festival, 2008