Aida's Secrets

A documentary film by Alon Schwarz | 90 min | 2016 | D


What if everything you were told about your past was a lie? What if your understanding of identity, family, and religion were turned upside down? What if your closest relatives knew the truth and hid it from you all your life? The film tells the exciting and emotional story of brothers Izak and Shep, who meet for the first time in over 60 years and together uncover a series of dark family secrets. The key to all the questions is their mother Aida, who, however, would prefer to let the past rest in peace.



Screenplay: Alon Schwarz, Halil Efrat

Director: Alon Schwarz, Shaul Schwarz

Camera: Shaul Schwarz

Sound: Aviv Aldema

Editing: Hallil Efrat

Commissioning editor: Gudrun Hanke-El Ghomri, SWR/ARTE, Guy Lavie, Yes Docu

In co-production with Alon Schwarz Films, Reel Peak Films, Yes Docu and SWR
In collaboration with ARTE  
Production funded by: NFCT and Claims Fund



Festivals (Selection)

Hot Docs Toronto
Doc Aviv
Internationales Filmfestival Warschau
Jewish Film Festival Miami
New York Jewish Film Festival
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
London Jewish Film Festival