Independent filmmaker Stacey Fitzgerald is currently producing and directing the feature length documentary Saving the Rabbits of Ravensbrück. This film tells the story of how an international group of women resistance fighters during WWII united to fight back against the German SS in Ravensbrück, the largest women’s only concentration camp in the Third Reich. Not only did they manage to save the “Rabbits” - the 63 young Polish resistance fighters who were subjected to horrific experimental surgeries and slated for execution – but ensured that the young women lived to testify at the Nuremberg trials against their Nazi doctors. This film, currently in post-production, tells the true story that inspired the instant NYT best seller, Lilac Girls, and is told by the women who lived it.
Stacey also directed and co-produced the Emmy award-winning A Southern Celtic Christmas Concert, an hour-long broadcast special that celebrates and explores the musical and spiritual connections, and the Christmas traditions, of Ireland and Appalachia. The film combines the magical performances of world-class musicians and Grammy award-winning performers from both sides of the Atlantic, with interviews from the artists and songwriters themselves. The program, which was distributed by APT (Presenting station: Georgia Public Broadcasting), aired nationally on PBS during Christmas from December 2013 through December 2019.http://www.rememberravensbruck.com/