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+ Short Memory Songs

Films screening at this event

Aida’s Secrets

original title
הסודות של איידה
Director
Alon Schwarz
Country
Canada, Germany, Israel, USA
Year
2016
Duration
90 min

“One woman’s Holocaust secrets make for a powerful film.” – TIME

Born in a post war displaced persons camp and separated as toddlers, Shep and Izak grew up completely unaware of each other’s existence. Finally reunited six decades on, they start putting the pieces together. Their biological mother Aida holds key information about their identities that she refuses to share. When they finally find out, they understand why she kept quiet all those years. Aida’s Secrets tells an intriguing family story whilst pointing to the implications of the Holocaust for the people who survived it and their children.

Winner of the Audience Award Doc Aviv

 

Memory Songs

Director
Lucy Kaye
Country
UK
Year
2016
Duration
12 min

When your memory fades, your grip on reality becomes fragile and the sense of self slowly slips away. In a synagogue hall in North West London, a group of elderly people gather to find release. Using music and song they try to reconnect with themselves. Through the poetic use of poignant personal photographs and carefully assembled voiced-over memories, this film takes us into the emotional heart of these people, coping with the onset of Dementia.

Grand Jury Prize, Heart, Mind and Soul Award, Rhode Island Film Festival 2017