About Oma (short)
Ph.D. candidate Dana Bloch has collected hundreds of stories from Holocaust survivors, and yet, the only one that escapes her is that of her estranged grandmother, Ethel. As Dana gets closer to Ethel revealing her story, she realizes that the person in front of her is far more interesting than the story she intended to get. Starring Lynn Cohen and Daniella Rabbani.
- Colorado Premiere
About the film
- Director: Daniella Rabbani
- 2016/USA/10 minutes
Directed by 25-year-old Serena Dykman, Nana documents her journey with her mother Alice as they retrace her grandmother’s Auschwitz survival story. Born in Poland, Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant survived Ravensbruck, Malchow and Auschwitz – where she was the forced translator for the “Angel of Death,” Josef Mengele. Maryla dedicated her life after the war to publicly speaking about her survival to younger generations. Alice and Serena, daughter and granddaughter, explore how Maryla’s outspoken activism continues today, in a world where survivors are disappearing, and intolerance, racism, and anti-Semitism are on the rise. An intensely personal film, Nana is made from the third generation’s point-of-view, exploring intergenerational relationships under the weight of heritage. Winner of 15 audience and documentary awards from film festivals all over the world.
- Denver Premiere
About the film
- Director: Serena Dykman
- 2017/USA, Belgium, Poland/100 minutes
- French and English with English subtitles
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