Once My Mother


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Director:  Sophia Turkiewicz
Showing on 10/16/2014 at 7:35 pm

Rating:  PG  •  Running Time:  75 minutes
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Awards Received:  BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, Australian Directors Guild Awards, AUDIENCE AWARD, Krakow Film Festival, AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY, Adelaide Film Festival, AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FILM, Canberra International Film Festival, BEST DOCUMENTARY BIOGRAPHY, ATOM Awards

Synopsis:  Directed by Rod Freedman, ONCE MY MOTHER is a quest by Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz to learn why, as a child, her Polish mother abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Upon uncovering a historic betrayal, involving the Allies and Stalin, and her mother’s miraculous escape from a Siberian gulag, Sophia Turkiewicz must also confront the matter of her own demons, while there is time.

Country: Australia

Language: English, Polish, Ukrainian