Finding Kalman

Finding Kalman

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 8:00pm

Co-directors Laurie Weisman (l) and Roz Jacobs (r) with Holocaust survivor Anna Jacobs

Copyright © 2011 The Memory Project Productions.

A charismatic Holocaust survivor inspires her family to connect to relatives they never met. Focusing on her brother, Kalman, Anna recounts tales of a mischievous boy who tried to escape the Warsaw ghetto with her. Her daughter, an artist, devours the stories and paints his portrait over and over again. As Kalman’s face emerges on canvas, the film moves from archival Warsaw ghetto footage to summers in a Catskills bungalow colony—from vibrant family life before World War II to now. Finding Kalman airs Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 8 pm on WXXI World (DT 21.2/cable 524).