A Film by: Shosh Shlam
(Israel, 2001, 52 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles)
The wall of silence still remains for some Holocaust survivors.
The elderly men and women in this film were hospitalized in Israeli mental institutions for over thirty years. They do not remember the Holocaust – they live it. Inner time rule their life. In 1998, they were relocated to a hostel, the first of it's kind for Holocaust survivors in the world.
The film has won many awards in Film Festivals around the world and had a powerful impact on viewers, many of whom learned for the first time about the existence and fate of these survivors in their midst.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
• Channel 1, Israel
• Moondance International Film Festival - won the Columbine Award for Best Documentary
• Yorkton International Short Film and Video Festival, Canada - was nominated for the Golden Sheaf Award
• Haifa International Film Festival, Israel - Haifa Film Award for Best Documentary Honorable Mention
• Lublin Film Festival - first award for Best Documentary
• Columbus International Film and Video Festival - was selected for the Honorable Mention
• Singapore International Film Festival
• Cracow International Film Festival, Poland
• Cork International Film Festival, Ireland
• Boston Jewish Film Festival
• London Jewish Film Festival
• Zagreb Jewish Film Festival
• Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Israel