Last Journey into Silence


Documentary
Documentary

Filmed at the Shaar Menashe Hospital in Israel, this heartbreaking film examines the plight of elderly Holocaust survivors whose war-time experiences have left them unable to find inner peace.


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Last Journey into Silence
A Film by: Shosh Shlam
(Israel, 2001, 52 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles)

Filmed at the Shaar Menashe Hospital in Israel, this heartbreaking film examines the plight of elderly Holocaust survivors whose war-time experiences have left them unable to find inner peace. Abandoned by their families, Losefina, Hana and Fira – the three patients featured – have spent the last few decades in this hospital, and the film combines an account of their daily routines and lives with the painful journey faced by their respective daughters as they visit their mothers and try to bring them back to family life.

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
• Krakow 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