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The Promise of Return


The Promise of Return

Tremblay-Sher, Myriam (2012) The Promise of Return. [Video] (Unpublished)

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This film is a personal documentary recounting the story of survival through World War II of my Jewish Polish grandmother, Olga Sher. It also follows my own journey discovering this complicated past. I traveled to Poland and the Ukraine to retrace my grandmother’s steps before, during, and after the war, and to deepen my own understanding of traumatic history. This documentary is therefore a personal narrative of return as well as a visual exploration of history, seeking to shed light on the meaning of traumatic memory and the passage of time in our contemporary lives.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Item Type:Video
Authors:Tremblay-Sher, Myriam
Date:June 2012
Keywords:Documentary, memory, history, grandmother, Holocaust, Poland, travel, trauma
ID Code:974814
Deposited On:26 Sep 2012 18:23
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:39
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