AIDA’S SECRETS – Austin Jewish Film Festival


Aida's Secrets
November 8, 2017
NOON Regal Arbor Cinema 8 Buy Tickets

A rare glimpse into the life of the DP camps in Germany after World War II.

Director: Alon Schwartz and Saul Schwartz
Genre: Documentary
Running: 90 min.
Language: Hebrew, English (with subtitles)
Country: Canada, Germany, USA, Israel
Year: 2016
Family Friendly
A web of family secrets, lies, and generations of history unravel in this moving documentary following a family fractured by war. Two brothers, Izak and Shep, were born inside the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1945 and separated as babies, never told of the other’s existence. Nearly 70 years later, the discovery of family records leads the brothers to an emotional reunion with their elderly mother, Aida, who hid more from Izak and Shep than just each other. Timely questions of identity, resilience, compassion and the plight of displaced persons are brought to life in this powerful sojourn into the past, with surprises right up to the closing credits.

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