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5. Head shot of Director
Written and Directed by Eva Ziemsen
Running Time: 5:00 min.
DV/Hi8 / 2013/ Canada/Germany
YAHRZEIT is a short film commemorating Rosa Schensowsky-Samuk, the filmmaker’s grandmother, and holocaust survivor. The film takes the audience on a walk through The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, and interweaves audio of Rosa, who recounts her experiences during the war and tells of the only moment of happiness in her life.
Yahrzeit is literally translated as “time of (one) year,” during which,
in Jewish tradition, we commemorate the death of a loved one. In
watching the film, we do a collective Yahrzeit.
Director: Eva Ziemsen
Subject: Rosa Schensowsky
Editor: Cort Bremner
Sound Editing and Mixing: Aaron Koning
Music by Beethoven
Music performed by: Ari Posner
WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION TORONTO 2013 SHORT FILM SHOWCASE ON APRIL 4, 2013