The Presence of Their Absence

THE PRESENCE OF THEIR ABSENCE

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The story of Fred Zaidman, a Los Angeles son of Holocaust survivors, on a journey of discovery to trace his roots and “inherited trauma”. Armed with the determination and perseverance to push his limits, and only scant clues from his late parents, Fred ventures into a world of unknowns. Now, as he finds his roots in the ashes of the Shoah with helpers abroad, and a Baptist minister from Atlanta, Georgia, Fred unshackles his own pain, and through the puzzle of his ancestral past he reconstructs his future.

” A film for the ages.” – William Bernstein, The American  Society for Yad Vashem

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85 minutes; Language: English

Director:
Donna Kanter

Photography/Sound:
Antonio Cisneros
Edward Garcia

Editor:
Edward Garcia

Producer:
Donna Kanter

Star:
Fred L. Zaidman

Production Company:
The Donna Kanter Company

Distributed by:
LOGTV, LTD

Screenings

• October 23, 2018
SKIRBALL CULTUTAL CENTER, LOS ANGELES
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049018
https://www.skirball.org/programs/film/presence-their-absence

• October 17, 2018
THE PRESENCE OF THEIR ABSENCE – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 – WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WEST
Writers Guild Of America, West
SCREENING and Q&A
7000 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

THE VOICE Of PIOTRKÓW SURVIVORS
With the assistance of Claims Conference -
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany Link to PDF