Golda's Story

Self-Initiated Project. The intention of this work is to tell the story of my mother and her journey of survival during Holocaust. I heard her story for the first time in early 1997 when she was interviewed for the 'Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation' that was established by Steven Spielberg. Prior to that the extent of my knowledge was that most of the family died during the war except very few relatives that managed to escape to America, UK and Brazil. My main source of information and inspiration was the recording of this interview. The 13 images are depicting the key events from when the war has started, until the surviving few were liberated from the concentration camp and beyond. All 13 images were created in studio environment using staged compositions. Extensive use of religious items in unusual settings, irony, juxtaposition, dramatic lighting, light and dark backgrounds and usage of symbolism helped me to tell this story. Some of the images are depicting very personal experience while the others more universal to that period in history but all of them reflecting my personal interpretation of these events. This project is just a beginning. Even though I have managed to cover most of the key events in my mother's story - there are many more little stories to tell.

Running Time
4 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
War, Biography, History, Short, Family, Documentary
Zina Sofer
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about war «Golda's Story» (23)

Carol H. avatar
Carol H.

Love the movie. Worth the time to watch.

Helen avatar

Such an amazing Short movie!

Terry avatar

It was AWESOME!!!! This movie moves at an almost breathtaking pace, with enough action to satisfy all. The passion of the characters was captured magnificently by the cast.

Crystal S. avatar
Crystal S.

Thank you for this move !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally some one did it something good !!!

Dylan Bryant avatar
Dylan Bryant

OMG Wow well what a film officially my new favorite film, which has surpassed other. This film have everything you want out of a Documentary movie.

Alexander avatar

Enjoyed. Entertaining. Thank you. :-)

Raymond avatar

My hat off to lead cast and Zina Sofer. Great job!!! And I am going to see it again.

Gregory Wells avatar
Gregory Wells

The movie was great!

Catherine Matthews avatar
Catherine Matthews

Zina Sofer once again showed us that he is one of the most visionary directors in Hollywood! The story is good as well.

Jennifer F. avatar
Jennifer F.

When we go to a theater to watch a movie, there is one desire that always crawls our hearts. The desire that the movie comes out to be entertaining. But this one, I assure, will raise that desire to new heights for the movies yet to release in your lifetime

Marilyn T. avatar
Marilyn T.

I can't explain enough how brilliant the movie was, it's perfect, and that's definitely an understatement

Joseph W. avatar
Joseph W.

This movie is absolutely one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life.