[Chicago] : Kartemquin Educational Films, c2010.
1 videodisc (ca. 57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Director, Gordon Quinn ; producer, Joanna Rudnick ; producer and writer, Howard Reich ; cinematographer, Gordon Quinn ; still photography, Zbigniew Bzdak ; editor, Jerry Blumenthal ; original score by Jim Trompeter.
Originally released as a documentary motion picture in 2010.
Inspired by "The first and final nightmare of Sonia Reich" by Howard Reich.
Special features: additional scenes; Chicago Tribune photo gallery; trailer.
The haunting story of a secret childhood trauma resurfacing, sixty years later, to unravel the life of Holocaust survivor Sonia Reich. The film follows her son, Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich, as he journeys across the United States and Eastern Europe to uncover why his mother believes the world is conspiring to kill her. Along the way, he finds a family he never knew he had. This film is the first to illuminate a little-known illness: late-onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This examines the disorder's devastating effect on families, but also shows programs that are aiding young trauma survivors of Hurricane Katrina, in New Orleans, and how such early interventions may have helped Howard's mother.
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