Aida's Secrets

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    90 mins
  • Release Date
    2016
  • Countries
    Germany, Israel, Canada, United States
  • Languages
    English, Hebrew

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"Spellbinding. A complex saga of intrigue, secrets, lies and tearful reunions" (Toronto Star). Jury Prize winner at the Miami and Atlanta Jewish Film Festivals, and DocAviv Audience Award winner AIDA'S SECRETS - rated a flawless 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes - is a moving documentary in which the discovery of records from WWII sparks a family’s quest for answers as two brothers separated as babies reunite with each other and their elderly mother, who hid more from them than just each other. Filmmakers Alon and Shaul Schwarz set out to find answers, uncovering questions of identity, resilience, and the plight of displaced persons' leaving audiences with "A fascinating portrait of a family that finds love after trauma. An unusual and moving story" (Jerusalem Post).
DIRECTED BY:
Alon Schwarz, Shaul Schwarz
WRITTEN BY:
Alon Schwarz, Halil Efrat
CAST INCLUDES:
Izak Sagi, Shep Shell, Aida Zasadsinska

SYNOPSIS

In 1945, Izak was born inside the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp and sent for adoption in Israel. Secret details of his birth mother, an unknown brother in Canada and his father’s true identity slowly emerge in this investigative, biographical film. The plight of displaced persons come to the fore when Izak and Shep – the almost 70-year-old brothers – finally meet in Canada, then head to a nursing home in Quebec to introduce Shep to his elderly mother, Aida, for the first time.

Aida's Secrets

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    90 mins
  • Release Date
    2016
  • Countries
    Germany, Israel, Canada, United States
  • Languages
    English, Hebrew
DIRECTED BY
Alon Schwarz, Shaul Schwarz
WRITTEN BY
Alon Schwarz, Halil Efrat
CAST INCLUDES
Izak Sagi, Shep Shell, Aida Zasadsinska
"Spellbinding. A complex saga of intrigue, secrets, lies and tearful reunions" (Toronto Star). Jury Prize winner at the Miami and Atlanta Jewish Film Festivals, and DocAviv Audience Award winner AIDA'S SECRETS - rated a flawless 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes - is a moving documentary in which the discovery of records from WWII sparks a family’s quest for answers as two brothers separated as babies reunite with each other and their elderly mother, who hid more from them than just each other. Filmmakers Alon and Shaul Schwarz set out to find answers, uncovering questions of identity, resilience, and the plight of displaced persons' leaving audiences with "A fascinating portrait of a family that finds love after trauma. An unusual and moving story" (Jerusalem Post).

In 1945, Izak was born inside the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp and sent for adoption in Israel. Secret details of his birth mother, an unknown brother in Canada and his father’s true identity slowly emerge in this investigative, biographical film. The plight of displaced persons come to the fore when Izak and Shep – the almost 70-year-old brothers – finally meet in Canada, then head to a nursing home in Quebec to introduce Shep to his elderly mother, Aida, for the first time.

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