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Aida's Secrets (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 20 October 2017 (USA)
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Family secrets, lies, high drama and generations of contemporary history unspool in this international story that begins with World War II and concludes with an emotional 21st-century ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Izak Sagi ... Himself
Shep Shell ... Himself
Aida Zasadsinska ... Herself
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Family secrets, lies, high drama and generations of contemporary history unspool in this international story that begins with World War II and concludes with an emotional 21st-century family reunion. Izak was born inside the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1945 and sent for adoption in Israel. Secret details of his birth mother, an unknown brother in Canada and his father's true identity slowly emerge in this extremely personal investigative film. Timely questions of identity, resilience, compassion and the plight of displaced persons are brought to life as Izak and Shep, the almost 70-year-old brothers, finally meet in Canada, then head to a nursing home in Quebec to introduce Shep to his elderly mother, Aida, for the first time. Written by Chris McDonald

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Some things you will never know.

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Aidas Geheimnisse  »

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$5,665, 22 October 2017, Limited Release

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$98,468, 28 January 2018
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Very well-made documentary about the survival and even triumphs of mere mortals in the wake of WWII and the holocaust, told through the unraveling secrets of one mother and her sons. Life in the Displaced Persons Camp near Bergen-Belsen may have been like a rebirth for the war survivors, but they have of course been deeply damaged and sometimes may have done things that are difficult to explain. As Aida's deep secrets are gently unraveled, we gain compassion and understanding.


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