St. Louis Jewish Film Festival presents
The 2nd Annual Jewish Family Film Festival
Films for every age group
INSIDE HANA'S SUITCASE
GRADES 4 AND UP
The delivery of a battered suitcase to Fumiko Ishioka at the Tokyo Holocaust Museum begins the true-life mystery that became the subject of Karen Levineʼs best-selling book Hanaʼs Suitcase. The suitcase came from the Auschwitz Museum and had Hana Bradyʼs name painted on it. The film follows Fumikoʼs search to discover the details of Hanaʼs life, which leads to the discovery of her brother George in Toronto. As small children they had been sent to Thereisenstadt for being Jewish after the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. Dramatic reenactments stunningly shot catches us by the heart to invoke the tragedy of the times. The voices of children from Japan, Canada, and the Czech Republic telling Hanaʼs story are woven around the drama, along with Georgeʼs memories and Fumikoʼs quest, to create a film of astonishing power and hope.
JCC Staenberg Family Complex - Arts and Education Building (View)
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!