29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
“A powerful, timely and vital documentary that follows Irish Holocaust Survivor Tomi Reichental as he embarks on an epic journey across a Europe in turmoil…”
Irish Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on an epic journey across a Europe in turmoil.
In Germany, Tomi concludes his long quest to bring the convicted SS war criminal Hilde Michnia to account for her secrets and lies.
In Poland and Slovakia, he confronts the ‘crisis of shame’ that prevents an honest reckoning with the scale of local ‘collusion’ with the Nazi extermination project.
In Bosnia, Tomi embraces Muslim survivors of a genocide, who still search for the bones of their loved ones.
Along the way he puts himself into the shoes of the “new Jews” and discovers a strong common bond with refugees fleeing the hell that is Syria.
There will be a panel discussion after the screening
The director will attend
Director Gerry Gregg
Cast Tomi Reichental, Sami Aiyob, Jan Gross & Alexandra Senfft
Script Gerry Gregg & Tomi Reichental
Producers Gerry Gregg, Executive Producers Colm O’Callaghan for RTÉ & Mary Callery for Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board
Duration 90 minutes