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Dana Nachman on Capturing Spirit of Xmas with Dear Santa Doc [Exclusive Interview]

Dana Nachman
Dana Nachman directed Dear Santa documentary

This year may be a different kind of Christmas due to the pandemic. As human beings, we shouldn’t let the coronavirus beat us with our spirit of Christmas.

In the documentary Dear Santa, the spread of happiness and cheer live on for over a century. Thanks to thousands of volunteers, they have fulfilled countless wishes for children in the country by simply reading their letters to Santa. They are our Santa’s little helpers.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Dear Santa shines a light on the 100-year-old ‘Operation Santa’ Program of the United States Postal Service. Each year, hundreds and thousands of letters to Santa arrive at Post Offices around the country. Through Operation Santa, the United States Postal Service makes it possible for the public to safely adopt these letters and make children’s dreams come true. The film invites audiences along for the magic of this massive endeavor. Traveling the country, much like Santa does on Christmas Eve, the film focuses on select ‘Operation Santa’ Centers: some in metropolitan areas like the massive operation in New York City and others in small towns where the Post Office is the heart of the community. The film highlights letters where a child is asking for something poignant, something that goes beyond the common wish for a toy. Santa will explain how he enlists kind-hearted strangers across the country for these special requests while he concentrates on toy making and his demanding delivery schedule. This timeless documentary captures the warmth and spirit of Christmastime through the lens of this great American tradition, provoking audiences throughout the world to ask themselves how they can make the world a better place, one gesture at a time.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta cheerfully chatted with director Dana Nachman about the spread of cheer with Operation Santa in Dear Santa.

Dana Nachman is a documentary filmmaker known for Pick of the Litter film and television series that followed a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born to be Guide Dogs for the Blind. Her 2015’s documentary film Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World was a news sensation about the community granting a 5-year-old cancer patient to be a hero.

To participate in Operation Santa, visit the official USPS site here.

Dear Santa plays in select theaters and On Demand today.

Watch the exclusive interview with Dana Nachman below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, IFC Films

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