IN DIALOGUE: Director Beth Lane.

Sunday, June 9, 4:00 p.m. | As each generation ages, the need to record family history before it is forever lost increases in urgency. Filmmaker Beth Lane embarks on an international quest to uncover answers about the plight of her mother and her six siblings who, as mere children, escaped Nazi Germany, relying solely on their own youthful bravado and the kindness of strangers. After being hidden in a laundry hut by a benevolent farmer, the children spent two years fending for themselves. Emboldened by their father’s mandate that they “always stay together,” the children used their own cunning and instincts to fight through hunger, loneliness, bombings, and fear. Their journey culminates with a painful ultimatum, when, separated from their father, they are told that they must declare themselves as orphans in order to escape to a new life in America. Unbeknownst to them, this salvation would become what would finally tear them apart, not to be reunited for another 40 years. Told with wit, warmth, and a sense of unfolding discovery, UNBROKEN is a heartwarming achievement. (JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival) IN DIALOGUE: Director Beth Lane. Visit for tickets and more information.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Premiere, Heartland Film Festival
Official Selection - DOC NYC, Cleveland International Film Festival, Miami Jewish Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival

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