A film by Serena Dykman
100 minutes, color, 2017

NANA is the story of an Auschwitz survivor
who spent her life fighting intolerance. Born in Poland, Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant survived Ravensbruck, Malchow and Auschwitz, where she was the forced translator for the 'Angel of Death,' Josef Mengele. Maryla dedicated her
life after
the war to publicly speaking about
her survival to younger generations.

Directed by her 25 year-old granddaughter, NANA documents Serena's journey with her mother Alice as they retrace her grandmother's story. They explore how Maryla's outspoken activism continues today, in a world where survivors are disappearing, and intolerance, racism and antisemitism are on the rise.

{ WINNER at FIFTEEN Film Festivals }

"The world’s most badass grandmother brings light into this dark tale,

and makes NANA an absolutely gripping film."
-The Telegram

"She passed away 15 years ago, but Holocaust survivor Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant
feels very much alive in the documentary made by her granddaughter, Serena Dykman.
NANA proves another valuable addition to the Holocaust documentary canon,
exploring Maryla's important legacy in devoting much of her later years to
educating people about the horrors she experienced and witnessed."

-The Hollywood Reporter

"NANA’s most stirring moment comes when Serena and her mother reveal the moment
when they went from merely knowing about the Holocaust to truly understanding it.
With NANA, Serena aims to carry the torch for her grandmother and other
survivors by making the horror of millions profoundly personal."

-The Village Voice

On DVD & iTunes September 18

DVD MSRP: $24.95
Catalog #: FRF 917650D
UPC: 7-20229-91765-0
Run Time: 100 minutes
Language: English & French with English subtitles
Year: 2017
Genre: Documentary

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