Honorable Mention – “What’s Your Number?” (USA)

Title: What’s Your Number?
Runtime: 18 min
Country: USA
Director: Sigal Erez
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: March 31, 2019

Synopsis: The story of an unlikely friendship between a Holocaust survivor and a young African American boy who meet at the park on an ordinary afternoon. The kid is waiting for his Mom to pick him up from school, but on that day she doesn’t show up, and his phone dies. The Holocaust survivor notices that the kid has been waiting for a while. The kid notices the number tattooed on the survivor’s arm, which leads to a whole conversation about the survivor’s past which includes a dramatic flashback to how he survived. An emotional connection is made between the Holocaust survivor and the African American kid, and a lesson in history is shared between the two. We learn that each one of us indeed, has a number…