There is a new Dutch TV documentary available online, about 50 minutes.
The video includes various scenes of interest, regardless of your native language. The overwhelming majority of the program is in Dutch, however. It appears to cover the various incarnations Anne’s diary and story have come to have over the past 70 years since she put last put pen to paper (that we know of). The word “copyright” comes up a lot, because the Anne Frank Fonds (Foundation in English) holds the copyright, which is supposed to expire in January 2016.
Video includes the opening of the new theater that was created only for a well-reviewed multi-media live play about Anne, It appears they show Anne’s three rescued diaries and loose sheets and typescript, brief film footage of Jewish prisoners working in Westerbork, and clips from 1950s news and documentaries showing glimpses of the state of the Anne Frank House before it was turned into a museum, and film of Anne’s father, Otto Frank.
There are also new interviews. Buddy Elias (Anne’s cousin) speaks in English. The brief segment at the Anne Frank Center USA also has English speakers. Millie Perkins also speaks English. She played Anne in the American movie.
A particularly interesting English speaker also gives a new interview. Jacob Boas, author of a We Are Witnesses, a book profiling 5 teen aged diarists who were victims of the Holocaust, and another English speaker, a cartoonist, were involved in a cartoon book depiction of Anne’s diary, sticking to fair use guidelines in using quotes from her diary. They were nonetheless sued by the Anne Frank Foundation (the same organization her cousin is still central to and the organization behind the new theater and production).
Boas has some wry things to say about this lawsuit. He was born in Westerbork [12-12-14 His parents had arrived after the deportations had ended] and was one of the last people to leave. He finds it absurd to be sued by a wealthy organization. I have been unable to find information about this lawsuit online.
Here is a Time magazine review of the graphic novel. Also, the Anne Frank Authorized Graphic Biography (sorry, the free hosting does not allow me to link to something that rhymes with omazon) does not mention Boas. [12-12-14 My helpful NL contact explains Boas was not involved — was sued by the AFF about something else — the guy on the park bench was involved in the cartoon book. I assume the lawsuit brought no result: the cartoon book is available.]
Non-English speakers giving new interviews include two familiar names: Melissa Muller (author) and David Barnow (researcher). There are a number of other people whose names I did not recognize.
Here is the link: http://www.npo.nl/argos-tv-medialogica/17-11-2014/VPWON_1213360
The question at the start, with the green button, is asking if you agree to allow cookies. Click the green button to agree. The video starts with a very brief ad (10 seconds?).
Special thanks to my NL contact for this link! [12-12-14 Updates in brackets above come from the same source. Many thanks.]