The film tells the haunting story of a secret childhood trauma resurfacing, sixty years later, to unravel the life of Holocaust survivor Sonia Reich. Her son, Chicago Tribune arts critic Howard Reich journeys across the United States and Eastern Europe to uncover why his mother believes the world is conspiring to kill her.
Watch the trailer: Prisoner of Her Past Trailer
Reich is currently at work on his second film in collaboration with Kartemquin, entitled Left-handed Pianist, about pianist Norman Malone––reclaiming the stage 73 years after a tragedy that left him paralyzed on his right side. Sign up for the film’s mailing list here.