In this moving documentary, the discovery of records from WWII sparks a family’s quest for answers as two brothers separated as babies reunite with each other and their elderly mother, Aida, who hid more from them than just each other.

Aida's Secrets

Documentary | Drama | Foreign | 2017


Izak Szewelewicz, Shep Shell, Aida Zasadsinska


A web of family secrets unravels in this moving documentary following a family fractured by war. Two brothers, Izak and Shep, were born inside the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1945 and separated as babies, never told of the other’s existence. Nearly 70 years later, the discovery of family records leads the brothers to an emotional reunion with their elderly mother, Aida, who hid more from Izak and Shep than just each other.


Alon Schwarz, Barak Heymann, Erik Winker


Alon Schwarz, Shaul Schwarz

Official Selection, Australia Jewish International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, United Kingdom Jewish Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, New York Jewish Film Festival 2017
True Stories Selection, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2016
World Premiere, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Fest 2017
Winner, Jury Prize - Best Documentary Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, 2017
Winner, Audience Award Tel Aviv's Doc Aviv International Film Festival, 2016
Winner, Audience Award Miami Jewish Film Festival, 2017