Screening on Saturday, 10/25, at 7 pm.
2014 | 16 minutes | USA, UK
Director in Attendance
Director Leili Sreberny-Mohammadi’s experimental documentary brings to life the year-long correspondence between her grandparents, both Holocaust survivors, during the post-war years. Their story is pieced together through photographs, letters, telegrams, and archival footage from the era, revealing love across distance and the search for a partner during troubled times.
Preceded by the Mead Mixer, a daily happy hour in Cafe on One from 6-7:30 pm
Plays with The Return
Past Forward, My Perspective
"The theme of this year's festival, Past Forward, resonates deeply with my work. In A Correspondence I deal with the intertwining experiences of the personal and political in people's everyday lives during times of acute upheaval. By reflecting on historical ruptures as experienced within my own family I hope to provide a lens through which we can better comprehend present conditions of political flux and unfathomable violence."
-Leili Sreberny-Mohammadi | Director, A Correspondence