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Short Films - Filmmaker introduction

Short Films - Filmmaker introduction

Heather Morris, the best-selling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and subject of the short documentary The Story of Three Sisters, joins us to introduce the JIFF Short Films sessions at Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick and Ritz Cinemas, Randwick. She will be joined by director Matt Ferro (What Will Become of Us). 

The Story of Three Sisters
Oded, son of Livia, dreamed his mother and aunts’ extraordinary story of holocaust survival would one day be told. A sliding doors moment realises that dream and brings him, his mother, his remaining aunt and their four generations of family together with author Heather Morris, captured here in this powerful and inspiring tale.

Heather Morris
Heather Morris is the global bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey, which have sold eight million copies worldwide. Three Sisters is her third novel and the final piece in the phenomenon that is the Tattooist of Auschwitz series. 

Matt Ferro
Matt Ferro is a director and one of the producers of What Will Become of Us (JIFF 2019).


Sarah Marcuson, the Melbourne-based director of short documentary A Holy Duty, joins us to introduce the JIFF Shorts session at Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn. 

A Holy Duty

If there is one topic most people are afraid to confront, it is that of death. Many of us, if not most, spend our lives avoiding talking about death. Certainly, not many of us willingly welcome death into our lives.
A look into the lives of the "Chevra Kadisha", or "Sacred Society"; a group of Jewish volunteers that spend years of their life preparing, sanctifying, and burying Jewish bodies.

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