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Prisoner of Her Past
     

Prisoner of Her Past

Director: Gordon Quinn,

Cast: Jerry Blumenthal, Gordon Quinn, Joanna Rudnick, Sonia Reich

 
60 years after his mother Sonia survived the Holocaust, Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich travels to Eastern Europe and back in a heartfelt attempt to learn why she remains suspicious of everyone around her to this very day. Thanks to the help of long-lost family members and astute New Orleans psychiatrists who work with young survivors of Hurricane Katrina,

Overview

60 years after his mother Sonia survived the Holocaust, Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich travels to Eastern Europe and back in a heartfelt attempt to learn why she remains suspicious of everyone around her to this very day. Thanks to the help of long-lost family members and astute New Orleans psychiatrists who work with young survivors of Hurricane Katrina, the mystery of Sonia's debilitating, late-onset Post traumatic Stress Disorder gradually comes into focus.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2011
UPC:
0736899131425
Original Release:
2010
Source:
Kartemquin Films
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:57:00

Special Features

Additional scenes; Chicago Tribune Photo Gallery; Trailer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Prisoner of Her Past
1. Opening and Title [1:57]
2. Getting The Diagnosis [5:21]
3. The Search for Sonia's Past [7:55]
4. What Happened in Dubno [15:58]
5. Leon's Story [9:22]
6. Leon Visits Sonia in Chicago [9:48]
7. Children and Grandchildren [5:40]
8. Goodbye and Credits [1:50]
1. Sonia Describes Young Howard [3:24]
2. Howard's Parents' Marriage [1:39]
3. In New York with the Reunited Family [1:31]
4. Irene Finally Finds Her False Papers [1:15]
5. Knowing Who Your Enemy Is [1:06]
6. Leon Describes How Hard It Was for Women [1:09]
7. Irene on Leon's Sister and the White House [:53]
8. An Incident Outside the Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw [1:01]
9. Saying Goodbye at the Old Sys House [1:26]
10. The Mayor, The TV Interview, a Jewish Family [4:07]
11. Howard's Reading at a Skokie Bookstore [1:34]
12. Howard Takes Leon and Peter to a Seder [1:08]
13. New Orleans: The Long Cut [5:42]
14. Lousiana State University Trauma Team [3:33]

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