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Director - Serena Dykman
Run Time - 100 minutes
Language - French and English subtitled
Format - DVD / Digital streaming
Year - 2017
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interests- Biographies/Profiles, Conflict Resolution, Education, Family Relations, History (World), Human Rights, Jewish Studies, New Releases, Political Science, Religion, World War II

Institutional DVD Price: $295

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Directed by 25 year-old Serena Dykman, NANA documents her journey with her mother Alice as they retrace her grandmother's Auschwitz survival story. 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.

Alice and Serena, daughter and granddaughter, explore how Maryla's outspoken activism continues today, in a world where survivors are disappearing, and intolerance, racism and anti-Semitism are on the rise.

"I was inspired to make this documentary after reading my grandmother's memoir a couple of years ago," said director Serana Dykman. "I realized that she was more than a survivor, more than a Polish Jew. The reason she went back to Auschwitz and told her story publicly thousands of times was so that it should never be forgotten, and would never happen to anyone again. Her activism and fight against intolerance lives on today, 14 years after her death, through the thousands of people she touched, and now through NANA."

"Profound, poignant, and an award-winner at fifteen film festivals, Nana is worthy of the highest recommendation to high school, university, and public library DVD collections." -THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW