In a poor neighborhood in 1960’s Lodz, Poland, 10-year-old Tadek and his brother are in a gang with a strong anti-Semitic bent. When they are arrested, their mother, a Holocaust survivor, has no choice but to reveal that though raised as Catholics, they are in fact Jews.Telling the younger boy they are going to Australia, the land of his fantasies, the family boards a ship to Israel. This tender and humorous drama is based on the filmmaker’s own experiences.
Screening LocationBryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Brywn Mawr, PA 19010Ami Amitai, Film maker and Lecturer at Bryn Mawr College and Temple University
Movie InfoIsrael and Poland, 2011, 96 minutes
Hebrew and Polish with English subtitles