My Name is Sara

My Name is Sara

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 6:00 PM (streaming for 24 hours, until 6:00 PM, MONDAY, JULY 20)
MONDAY, JULY 20, 7:00 PM – ZOOM – Meet around our “Virtual Water Cooler” to talk about the film! 

US, 2019/Drama, 111 minutes/English/Directed by Steven Oritt/Written by David Himmelstein

My Name Is Sara tells the true-life story of Sara Goralnik, a 13-year-old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September 1942. After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside, Sara steals her Christian best friend’s identity and finds refuge in a small village, where she is taken in by a farmer and his young wife. She soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers’ marriage, complicating her relationship with the already deeply suspicious pair and threatening her own secret that must be protected at all costs:  her true identity.  Winner: Best Film, 2019 Castellinaria International Festival of Young Cinema; Best Actress (Zuzanna Surowy), Grand Prix Award, 2019 Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

Displaced: A Holocaust Memoir and the Road to a New Beginning

 

Linda Schwab, who for years has supported and propelled the Film Festival’s mission to promote Holocaust education through films like My Name is Sara, has recently published an account of her own Holocaust experience, during which she survived for 18 months in a man-made cave in Nazi-occupied Poland.  Co-authored with historian Todd M. Mealy, Displaced: a Holocaust Memoir and the Road to a New Beginning is available on Amazon , and all royalties are being donated by Linda to March of the Living, Harrisburg.