|Directed by:||Astra Burka||Rating:||TV-G|
|Release Date:||2007||Running Time:||48 mins.|
|Language:||English, Dutch & German (English Subtitles)||Genre:||Documentary|
|More Info:||The Canadian Jewish News||Category:||History & Remembrance|
It is quite seldom that skating celebrity, Ellen Burka, open the doors to her past life. In this moving documentary, produced by the subject’s daughter Astra, the doors open wide.
Learn the amazing and triumphant story of Ellen Burka. Canadian figure skating coach and choreographer, Ellen recounts her life from pre-war Amsterdam, to Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps, to Dutch national champion, to bohemian Toronto in the 1950’s and finally to becoming a world skating celebrity.
Having survived the German concentration camps of WWII and having flourished as a skating icon, Ellen Burka has quite a story to be heard in Skate to Survive.