At Monday night’s Liberty: Mother of Exiles world premiere at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato explained the The Hollywood Reporter that they started filming the documentary before Donald Trump became president and that it became more relevant to them the longer they worked on it.
Diane von Furstenberg, who serves as “godmother” of the statue” and an executive producer for the documentary, told THR:
“In [her 2014 memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be], I put a little note about my mother. My mother was a Holocaust survivor. She was actually in Auschwitz for 13 months before I was born. And she wrote me a little note that said, ‘God saved me so that I can give you life. By giving you life, you gave me my life back. You are my torch of freedom.’”
Check out the below images from our world premiere event last night!
Liberty: Mother of Exiles premieres on HBO next Thursday, October 17th at 9PM.