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Aron Tambor had a blissful childhood shattered by war. He tells the story in episodic sections to the high schoolers as they listen with kindness, interest, and deep empathy.
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A Scene from the film in which Aron shares a glimpse into his past.
Helga was one of 7 survivors who took part in the Witness Theater program at the Heschel School in New York City. Over the course of nine months she took the high schoolers through her experience of World War II. Her pensive manner of speaking drew students close, ultimately resulting in intergenerational, life long friendships being formed.
Access is available with full rental of the film from Menemsha Films.
The film follows Helga through the Witness Theater project, a program pairing high school students and Holocaust survivors. Helga was on the Kindertransport. Helga is soft spoken and initially extremely hesitant. As time passes, she forms a bond with Sophie, a 17 year old, and together they explore what Helga’s life could have been, if it had been untouched by war. The program culminates with a stage play based on the lives of the survivors. Using a verite approach, along with interviews in front of a black backdrop, and footage from rehearsals and performance of the play, we intersperse the student’s theatrical interpretation of Helga’s stories with footage of Helga explaining her war experience to the high schoolers. In this observational documentary, we watch as she remembers childhood abuses, her brother’s death, her father’s disappointments, and the comfort she finds in gratitude.