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FILM OPENS: October 27, 2017

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  2. Trailer

Izak Szewelwicz was born in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1945 and sent for adoption in Israel. Though Izak was able to form a relationship with his birth mother, his life was turned upside down years later when he located not only his birth certificate, but also another of a brother he never knew existed.

Filmmakers Alon and Shaul Schwarz set out to find answers for Izak, uncovering questions of identity, resilience, and the plight of displaced persons as Izak and his brother Shep—both nearly 70 years old—finally meet in Canada before traveling to a nursing home in Quebec to introduce Shep to his elderly mother, Aida, for the first time.

  • Director: Alon Schwarz, Shaul Schwarz
  • Country: USA
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Year: 2017
  • Run Time: 01:30:00
  • imdb Score: 8.3/10 (26 votes)
  • Language: English | Hebrew
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Izak Sagi, Shep Shell, Aida Zasadsinska
"It's a fascinating portrait of a family that finds love after trauma."
Hannah Brown - JERUSALEM POST

"A Powerful film!"
Jeffrey Kluger - TIME

AWARDS

DocAviv Film Festival 2016
Audience Award - Best Movie

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2017
Jury Prize - Best Documentary

Miami Jewish Film Festival 2017
Audience Award

FESTIVALS

Hot Docs Int'l Documentary Film Festival 2016

Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival 2017

New York Jewish Film Festival 2017

Warsaw Film Festival 2016