9 2024


12 2024

Watch Sixth Movie Augusta Film Festival: My Father's Secret

7:30PM - 11:55PM  

Contact Stephanie Stafford Ginn

$ Cost $ 10.00

My Father's Secret

Available online, Saturday, Mar. 9 – Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2023 – Zoom Discussion, Thursday, Mar. 14, 7:00 PM

This is the story of the Kichka family in 1959 in Belgium, told from the perspective of the young son Michel.  They live in a largely Jewish neighborhood of Holocaust survivors, but this is not spoken about. Michel is told his father Henri was “in the camps” but not what the camps are.  Why does Henri (and others) have a phone number written on their arm? Why does Henri lock himself in his study at night? Who was this man Eichman, and why was his trial in Israel so important? And why does Henri change after that trial? This is a poignant story about survivors, survivor guilt, and the second generation, and is beautifully presented  in animation. Based on a true story and a book written by Henri. In English.