CREDITS

Produced and Directed by
Joel P. Engardio and Tom Shepard

Written and Narrated by
Joel P. Engardio

Edited by
Jim Klein and Nathaniel Dorsky

Director of Photography
Howard Shack

Original Music by
Stephen Thomas Cavit

Executive Producer
Lorenz Reibling

Executive Producer
D. Stuart Harrison

Very Special Thanks
James N. Pellechia


Featuring (in order of appearance)
Seth Thomas
Ralph Thomas
Dolores Rasmussen
Audrey Thomas
Jared Hardie
Dr. Viktoria Hertling, University of Nevada, Reno
Rabbi Michael Berenbaum, University of Judaism, Los Angeles
Joseph Kempler
Virginia Kempler
Paul Kempler
David Kempler
Susan Grant
Jeff Grant
Brian Grant
Andrew Grant
Ray Vasvari, American Civil Liberties Union
Philip Brumley, Jehovah’s Witness General Counsel
Lillian Gobitas-Klose
Halina Haley
Dr. Jason Edling, MD Presbyterian Hospital, Plano Texas
Jennifer Jenkins
Dr. Arthur Caplan, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Nicolas Jabbour, MD USC University Hospital
Dr. Yuri Genyk, MD USC University Hospital
Simone Liebster
Max Liebster
Dr. Christine King, Staffordshire University, UK

Consulting Editors
Elizabeth Finlayson
Susan Stern
Betsy West

Additional Editing
Jonathan Parra
Ken Schneider
Tom Shepard
Alex Woolfson

Additional Camera
Andrew Black
Tina DiFeliciantonio
John Ealer
Chad Grochowski
Will Perinello
Tony Small

Sound Recording
Jon Andrews
Skip Frazee
Chad Grochowski
Harry Haese
Trey Haney
Ronny Katz
Jaime Reyes
Jeff Samuels
Justin Schein
Jane Wagner
Dave Wendlinger

Associate Producers
Jessica Dorfman
Elisabeth Pozzi-Thanner
Agnieszka Sadecka

Production Assistants
Amy Demmon
Kimberlee Dyer-Andrews
Anders Mendell
Gilbert Ong

Editorial Assistants
Scott Baldwin
Lisa Colvin
David Cortez
Matthew Eggers
Mary Fallon
Evan Flectcher
Laura Horak
Dave Kertesz
Kyle Knobel
Jason Marsh
Gabrielle Mullem
Ben Swire
Philip Witkay
Daniel Wyrick

After Effects
Carl Weichert

Titling
Joanna Goldfarb

Online Editor
Heather Weaver

Sound Mixer
Mark Escott

Online Post Production Facility
Bay Area Video Coalition

Audio Post Production Facility
Robert Berke Sound

Website and Database Manager
Doug Gentry

Website Design
Isabella Reibling

DVD Production
Video Arts

Graphic Design
Lisa Hoffman
Richard Newman
Jeffery Whitten

Transcription
JoEllen Rivera
Sohnalee Lam
Production Transcripts

Still Photography
Linda Defrees
Carolyn Macartney
Paul Trapani

Administration/Accounting
Linda Alband
Shaun Carberry

Legal Services
Robert Freedman -- Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, New York

Archival Material
Classic Images
CNN ImageSource
Footage Farm
Gracie Films
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
SabuCat Productions, Inc.
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
Worldwide Pants, Inc.

Public domain footage from Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria is used to represent Jehovah’s Witness inmates and Joseph Kempler as a teenage prisoner.

Additional Production Assistance

Austria
Austria Ministry of Interior
Wilhelm Fuchs
Harald Hutterberger, Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Theresia Merz, Khevenhuller Highschool, Linz
Dr. Herta Neiss, Johannes Kerpler University, Linz
Monika Paulus, Austrian Airlines
Dr. Wolfgang Quatember, Ebensee Concentration Camp Memorial
Major Schneider, Melk Military Barracks

Poland
Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial and Museum
William Bellis, Public Affairs Officer U.S. Consulate General, Krakow

Atlanta
Joe Brewer
Judith Klose
West Jonesboro Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Mel Miller
Grace Reinisch
Eddie Williams

California
University of Judaism, Los Angeles
Jennifer Fangani, USC University Hospital
Victor Gill, Burbank/Bob Hope Airport
Randy Henderson, USC University Hospital
Steve Lee
Helga Moldenhauer, Crossroads Travel
House of Pies, Los Feliz
San Francisco North Beach Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Dr. Alex Zapolanski, MD Seton Medical Center

Dallas
Tim Davidian
Frisco Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Erika L. Gonzales, Hyatt Regency Dallas

New York/New Jersey
Dr. Lois F. Austen, Valley Stream Central High School District
Peter Basich, NYC Dept. of Transportation, Bridges
Charles Bertrand and Genie Cortez
Andrea Holley, Human Rights Watch
Mark Johnson
Herb Sterbenz, JFK International Airport
Watchtower International Offices, Brooklyn
Watchtower Educational Center, Patterson
Watchtower Printery, Wallkill
Emily Weiss, The College of New Jersey
Regina White, Holocaust Memorial and Education Center, Nassau

Nevada
Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies, UNR
Albert Polanski
Mount Rose Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Ohio
Fred and John Abdalla
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio
Michael DiMaio
Tammy Tuckosh
Wellsville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses Headquarters/Watchtower, Brooklyn
Don A. Adams
Robert Authier
J.R. Brown
Mike Canfield
Samantha Christensen
Jolene Chu
Bryce Hemmelgarn
John-Paul McCullough
Eugene Rosam
Benjamin Sasso
Branden Schneider
David Semonian
M. Gene Smalley
Troy Snyder
April Taylor
Manfred Vencebi
Robert Warren

Major Funding Provided By
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Walter Zaremba
Reibling Family Foundation
New York Community Trust
Horizons Foundation Donor Advised Fund

Additional Funding Provided By
Dr. Henri and Barbara Enfroy
Anders Mendell
Alexander Mirrow
Bob Nead
Al and Mary Schaer
Film Arts Foundation
Fred and Donna Couper
Samuel and Angelina Wang
Douglas S. Frye
Kim Ragnelli

Some European airfare and hotel expenses for Kempler/Grant family members funded by individual donors.

Production Special Thanks
Wyman Chang
Richard Chu
Jodi Clagg
Helen Cohen and Mark Lipman
Anderson Cooper
George Crile
Jeff Crerie
Justin Davis
Qris Fry and Chris Weipert
Klara Grunning-Harris
Debby Hoffman
Lionel (Tsung-Yun) Hsu
David Lewis
Charles Leibensperger
Richard Mack
Cara Mertes
Chris Moore-Backman
Shawn Francis Peters
Kris Samuelson and John Haptas
Andy Schocken
Joy Scott
Gail Silva
Meg Swaim-Brewer
Lois Vossen
Jamie Wong
Cort Worthington and Illuminata Films

Special Thanks from Tom Shepard
Matt Alber
Carin Anderson
Jonny Archer
Aaron Belkin
Debra Chasnoff
S. Leo Chiang
Sarah Feinbloom
Clark Freshman
Minal Hajratwala
Greg Houser
Nancy Kates
Charlotte Lagarde
Zahavah Levine
Wilson Ling
Michael Magnaye
Meg Moritz
New Day Films
Dante Noto
Paul, Sally, and Susan Shepard
Michele Sieglitz
Simon Stern
Johnny Symons
Diane Weipert

Special Thanks from Joel P. Engardio
Peter J. Engardio (1904-1961)
Eunice Haynes-Engardio
Mary K. Engardio
Joan and John Bayne
Don Dao
Jim and Linda Doane
Lara Enszer
Barb Gustafson
Ling Lam
Patrick-Henrie So
Saginaw, Michigan Public Schools: Philip Bechtel, Gretchen Carroll, Victoria Goodell, Joseph Heitkamp, Patsy Procuro, Joel Tanner, Leo Romo
Saginaw West and South Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses: James Brown, Charlie Kris, Richard Seals, Bob and Nancy Stricker, Kent Wilson
Michigan State University: Stan Soffin, The State News, Kappa Sigma (Delta-Psi)
JFCS Bereavement Group, San Francisco
Red Lobster #549, San Bruno
Turkey Roost, Kawkawlin Michigan

Executive producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer

KNOCKING is produced in association with the Independent  Television Service (ITVS). KNOCKING was produced by Open Door Productions, LLC which is solely responsible for its content. Copyright, 2006 Open Door Productions, LLC, All Rights Reserved

In Loving Memory
Mark Lim, MD
(1969-2001)