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Standing tall at 4’8″, Sonia Warshawski is a tiny woman with bold lipstick and a penchant for animal prints. A feisty nonagenarian who runs a six-day-a-week tailor shop in suburban Kansas City, Sonia is also a Holocaust survivor who has taken it upon herself to share her story with the local community. As survivor numbers dwindle, Sonia understands the urgency of remembering the past, and her insistence on speaking out has a life-changing impact on those who are privy to her testimony.
Directed by Sonia’s granddaughter, filmmaker Leah Warshawski, this engaging and thoughtful documentary artfully integrates animations inspired by Sonia’s own drawings with interviews from her family and friends, stitching together a moving portrait of a powerhouse woman.
Todd Soliday, Leah Warshawski
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