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)

Kimberly H. avatar
Kimberly H.

This was a great movie. The storyline was believable and the directing and cast are excellent.

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Randy Valdez

The quintessential Biography movie. One of my favorite! A timeless classic, one of the best of all time.

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Ruth Contreras

It’s an excellent film. I feel that it's a movie everybody should watch at least once in their life time.

Kelly M. avatar
Kelly M.

I smiled I bawled, I loved it.

Nathan avatar

Must see if you like Biography

Juan R. avatar
Juan R.

How movies are supposed to end!!

Bobby K. avatar
Bobby K.

Loved this movie. I was not sure at first, but it turned out to be awesome!

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Kathleen Medina

I can say, that it was the best movie I have ever seen. Once the movie began I didn't want the end.

Terry Greene avatar
Terry Greene

great evening entertainment.

Sandra avatar

Director Zina Sofer provokes killer performances! And this is awesome!!! go and see this film because you wont be disappointed.

Ralph B. avatar
Ralph B.

Hoo-wee! Where to start! Well written and directed, good actors choice.

Cheryl B. avatar
Cheryl B.

I don't know how many times I watch this one. I don't get tired of watching it. This is a great movie.