The DVDs have arrived! Eric Cosh and I are thrilled to announce that our movie, SAMMY THE JOURNEY, is now available to the public. The story and the spirit of a remarkable man, Sam Harris – who I see as a tonic for the soul – was one that Eric and I knew had to be captured immediately and shared with others who had not had the opportunity to spend time with him.
We knew it was possible to get to know Sam through meeting him in a film because, once you listen to him, see him and experience him, you really can get to know him. His genuineness, spontaneity, and optimism, is contagious.
Every now and then, we come across life stories of remarkable individuals that have to be told – that need to be captured in easily communicable ways over distance and time because of the positive and profound affect they can have on the lives of so many. Sam Harris is one such individual. His extraordinary resilience, his endless repository of courage and his remarkable humor in the face of adversity, can change the lives of those fortunate enough to spend time in his company. Now, many viewers will be able to do so. They will see how a terrified child hiding in a concentration camp can become a man who does not hate and who does not have a desire for vengeance. He is an evolved human being who knows, with clarity, that he must tell his story in order to bear witness to what happened, and honor the memories of those who died in the concentration camps – and he also knows that he is a man who is fortunate enough to have the gift of life.
This past year and a half, which included the valuable time spent with Sam, Dede and their family, has, for Eric and me, indeed been ★★★★★ profound ★★★★★ interesting ★★★★★ exciting ★★★★★ enlightening and ★★★★★ memorable. We are grateful.
– Ellen Palestrant