This Unfamiliar Place

An award-winning film about secrets, survival and memory
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Film Length(s)
10 mins


How can a person to survive the unspeakable, and then go on to make a new life?


For fifty years the filmmaker's father has hidden his memories as a child survivor of the Holocaust, wishing to protect his own children and unwilling to open the door to a lost world. Still his trauma continues to reverberate through the next generation, affecting those around him in unexpected ways. Suddenly confronted by devastation of a different kind, the filmmaker must finally ask her father to tell the story he has carried so long in silence. Scenes of unforgettable power bear witness to the terrible inadequacy of words, and the triumph of the human spirit.

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