Another documentary film in the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art, Inside Hana’s Suitcase uses both documentary and dramatic techniques to tell the story of Hana Brady and her brother, two children who grew up in WWII Czechoslovakia. The opportunity to tell Hana’s story arises when the Auschwitz Concentration Camp sends a battered suitcase to a group of Japanese school children, known as The Small Wings. Under the guidance of their teacher, Fumiko Ishioka,the children find Hana’s brother and learn about the unimaginable circumstances of growing up during the Holocaust. The film travels through 70 years and 3 continents and magically brings together the lives of a Jewish family and the unlikely group of young storytellers. The film was directed by Larry Weinstein and is based on the internationally acclaimed book Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine. Official Website.
Click here to learn more about Hana and the Brady Family.
Following the film, special guest Fumiko Ishioka, director of the Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center, will conduct a Q&A after the film.
The event will take place on Sunday, November 14 at 3:00 PM on the Main Stage of the Painted Bride Art Center and will run for approximately 2 1/2 hours. It is $15 for the general public and $12 for First Person members. Buy your tickets here.