The film tells the compelling story of two Polish Jewish, teenage sisters, Ariana and Renia Spiegel, struggling to survive the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland. The film draws on the journal kept by Renia from 1939 to the summer of 1942. In the diary Renia describes amusing stories about her friends, thoughts about nature and animals, thoughts about her boyfriend, Zygmunt, and being separated from her parents.
Director, writer, producer, operator. Graduated from the Cinematography Faculty of the National Film School in Łódź in 1986. Since 1987 he has lived in New York. Directed a number of documentary films, most notably “The Magic Brothers” a feature-length documentary on life under Communism, seen through the eyes of four brothers born in Poland in 1954. Several of his documentary films focus on issues of social justice.
(1112 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
Wednesday, 11/18/20 at 7:30 pm
2019, 69 min, Poland
English and Polish with English subtitles
SMOKING MIRROR PRODUCTIONS