Anne B Real wins awards and blessing from Buddy Elias.
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In the Film, Anne B Real, brings to light a story of a female Black Latin hip-hop artist inspired by the diaries of Anne Frank, Luis Moro got permission from Buddy Elias, Anne Frank’s last living relative, and first cousin who is the Director of The Anne Frank Center in New York.
In Buddy’s correspondence with Luis, he said, “I didn’t know your film is made by African Americans. This thrills me, that alone is wonderful!!” -Buddy Elias. Elias’ support in his letter to filmmaker Moro said, “Congratulations to the awards!!!! Wonderful but it does not come as a surprise. The film is great. I had one exchange of letters with Steven Spielberg. You can write to him and let him know that I am supporting you and love the film. My wife and I are moved especially how Anne’s and Otto’s words are integrated in this film. With so much sensitivity. Thank you.” -Buddy Elias.
This film is ground breaking in that never before the Black community was integrated the a Jewish history of Anne Frank and her diary (The Diary of Anne Frank) in a feature film.
Anne B. Real received the John Cassavetes “Best Feature” Award nomination, as well as the ‘Best Debut Actress’ nomination for the character ‘Cynthia’.