Family relationships can be difficult even in the best of times and adoptions present an added complexity to the situation.
Wars disrupt the daily lives of everyone involved and this was especially true during World War II in Central Europe where millions of civilians were targeted for extermination.
Holocaust survivors were left with deep psychic scars that affected them throughout their lives.
Aida’s Secrets directed by Alon and Shaul Schwarz (Israel/United States/Germany/Canada) 2016 unveils a fascinating trail of secrets and lies.
The main part of the story involves the search and meeting for a brother whose very existence was kept secret from an adoptee for over sixty years. But this is only the beginning of a broader investigation to piece together the details of a truly complicated mystery.
The film screens again at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 36 Friday 5 August 2016 at the Piedmont Theatre in Oakland.
For more information and tickets check the Jewish Film Institute.
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