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Title When people die they sing songs / directed by Olga Lvoff
Published New York, NY : DiploDocus, 2014


Description 1 online resource (48 min.)
Series Filmakers library online
Summary When People Die They Sing Songs is the remarkable story of a mother and daughter who resolve to uncover their painful family history, buried half a century ago. This heartwarming, tender documentary opens as 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Regina has suffered a stroke, and is showing early signs of dementia. With her daughter, Sonia, by her side at every session, Regina begins work with a music therapist, who helps her sing songs in Yiddish and French, languages she spoke as a child. The act of singing the songs of her youth, emboldens Regina to impart the tragic, sorrowful stories of her wartime past to her daughter before her memory vanishes completely. The shared music therapy experience helps revitalize this mother-daughter relationship, and emboldens them to recapture their family history, unspoken for decades, before it is lost forever
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed June 10, 2015)
In Yiddish, French and English
Subject Holocaust survivors.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Mothers and daughters.
Music therapy for older people.
Holocaust survivors.
Mothers and daughters.
Music therapy for older people.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Lvoff, Olga, director, producer