“One of the remaining wonders of our technological time is the power of the documentary to refute propaganda and deal with the true tragedies of history. “Prisoner of Her Past” is such a work… Be brave enough to sit for an hour. You will never forget it.” — Stanley Crouch, New York Daily News

 

After sixty years, Sonia’s childhood trauma returns as delusion. Her son, a journalist, pursues her hidden story.The film follows Chicago Tribune Jazz critic Howard Reich as he journeys across the United States and Eastern Europe to uncover why his mother believes that the world is conspiring to kill her. Along the way, he finds a family he never knew he had…

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