A man refuses to speak about his fugitive childhood in Nazi-occupied Poland. Decades later, a natural disaster leads his daughter to ask him about the history he has guarded for so long. A heartrending meditation on the devastation of war, and the intersection of love, secrets and silence.
"...Intense, moving, suggestive and understated..."
– Michael Berenbaum, Director, The Shoah Foundation
"...Says more about World War II, displacement and pain than many films ten times longer...Very sensitive, personal and moving."
– Jonas Mekas, Anthology Film Archive
"A breathtakingly poignant and unique film that is sure to ignite discussion..."
– Joshua Aronson, Ph.D., Dept. of Educational Psychology, University of Texas
"...Stands outside our modern obsession with facts and explanations as it meditates on the mysteries of memory, family and history...A subtle film about the most poignant aspects of our humanity. It should be viewed and discussed in schools where in a maelstrom of information we have too few opportunities to educate the heart."
Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life
SELECTED AWARDS & SCREENINGS
Best Documentary, Best of Festival - Short Subject Cleveland Int'l
Written, directed, photographed and edited by Eva Ilona Brzeski
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