I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors

I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors

                                I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors
| 15 min

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This short animation is director Ann Marie Fleming’s animated adaptation of Bernice Eisenstein’s acclaimed illustrated memoir. Using the healing power of humour, the film probes the taboos around a very particular second-hand trauma, leading us to a more universal understanding of human experience. The film sensitively explores identity and loss through the audacious proposition that the Holocaust is addictive and defining.

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I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors, Ann Marie Fleming, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Ann Marie Fleming
  • director
    Ann Marie Fleming
  • based on the book
    Bernice Eisenstein
  • narrator
    Bernice Eisenstein
  • animation
    Lillian Chan
    Kevin Langdale
    Howie Shia
  • editing
    Ann Marie Fleming
    Ileana Pietrobruno
  • original music
    Normand Roger
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
    Denis Chartrand
  • sound design
    Normand Roger
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
    Denis Chartrand
  • musician
    Denis Chartrand
    Bernard Cormier
    Guy Donis
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
    Éric Lagacé
    Nicolas Letarte
    Patrick Vetter
  • technical co-ordination
    Julie Laperrière
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • on-line
    Denis Gathelier
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • marketing manager
    Julie Armstrong-Boileau
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Rachel Punwassie
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
    Silva Basmajian
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
    Gerry Flahive