Aida’s Secrets

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Aida’s Secrets

Two brothers, Izak and Shepsel, were born in a displaced persons camp after World War II. They lived their entire lives in the shadow of secrets kept from them by the people closest to them. The brothers were separated as babies, neither was told the other existed. An investigation into the mysterious history of their birth family led to an amazing reunion after six decades. The film offers a rare glimpse into the displaced persons camps in post-World War II Germany, showing the vibrant and sometimes wild social life that flourished among the young survivors. This period has hardly been dealt with on screen until now.

Festivals and Awards:

Audience Award at Docaviv Film Festival, Israel, 2016; Hot Docs Festival, Toronto Canada, 2016

Director: Alon Schwarz

Producer: Alon Schwarz

Production Company: Reel Peak Films

Cinematographer: Uriel Sinai, Jonathan Weitzman, Shaul Schwarz, Christina Clusiau

Editor: Halil Efrat

Soundtrack Editor: Aviv Aldema

Original Soundtrack: Yaniv Fridel, Ofer Shabi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, yes-docu, SWR,arte, MyHeritage, Claims Conference

Script: Halil Efrat, Alon Schwarz

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: הסודות של איידה

Two brothers, Izak and Shepsel, were born in a displaced persons camp after World War II. They lived their entire lives in the shadow of secrets kept from them by the people closest to them. The brothers were separated as babies, neither was told the other existed. An investigation into the mysterious history of their birth family led to an amazing reunion after six decades. The film offers a rare glimpse into the displaced persons camps in post-World War II Germany, showing the vibrant and sometimes wild social life that flourished among the young survivors. This period has hardly been dealt with on screen until now.

Festivals and Awards:

Audience Award at Docaviv Film Festival, Israel, 2016; Hot Docs Festival, Toronto Canada, 2016

Director: Alon Schwarz

Producer: Alon Schwarz

Production Company: Reel Peak Films

Cinematographer: Uriel Sinai, Jonathan Weitzman, Shaul Schwarz, Christina Clusiau

Editor: Halil Efrat

Soundtrack Editor: Aviv Aldema

Original Soundtrack: Yaniv Fridel, Ofer Shabi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, yes-docu, SWR,arte, MyHeritage, Claims Conference

Script: Halil Efrat, Alon Schwarz

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: הסודות של איידה

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