Breaking the Silence: The Generation After the Holocaust
"This video documentary examines the impact on young adults of growing up with parents who are survivors of the Holocaust. It focuses on members of a second generation group who discuss their concerns and the need to communicate with their parents about them."
No Home Movie
"This final film from groundbreaking auteur Chantal Akerman is a portrait of her relationship with her mother, Natalia, a Holocaust survivor and familiar presence in many of her daughter's films."
One of Us
"Tolstoy wrote that all happy families are happy in the same way. Unhappy families are unhappy in their own ways. The filmmaker comes from a troubled Viennese Jewish family which was dislocated by the Nazis. While in Berlin to make a documentary on what was called 'the new German identity"' she becomes obsessed with Germany's history of cruelty. Memories of her childhood in America recur, troubling memories of a brother who bullied her mercilessly. And in probing her parents about yet a third sibling, she uncovers a family secret about the fate of their Down syndrome child. Do the family secrets reflect on the turbulent times they fled? Going deeper and deeper in ever more troubling waters, the filmmaker manages to emerge with a more hopeful vision..."