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Stitching a Life: The Story of Trudie Strobel

Directed by: Spirit Avedon, Natasha Clement, Lila Dworsky-Hickey, Ian Kim, Miranda Lewis, Alexander McDaniel, Jaaziah McZeal, Hank Schoen, Jocelyn Vega, Coleman Weintraub, Fernanda Zaragoza | Produced by: Carter Beardmore, Michael Zambrano, Lauren Rothman, Cheri Gaulke, Samara Hutman | Animation | 2019 | USA | 8:18



A child survivor of the Holocaust receives a packet of beads in a Displaced Persons camp after the war. Her mother tears off a piece of her skirt and the child embroiders a goose. Thus begins her life-long journey with thread and needle not knowing that someday this simple act will save her life again.

Based on the life and art of Holocaust survivor Trudie Strobel. A production of the Righteous Conversations Project, a collaboration of Holocaust survivors and teens, and Harvard-Westlake Summer Film.

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