Big Sonia

hoopla digital

Streaming video - 2016

For years, Sonia Warshawski (92) has been an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless people who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever. But when Sonia is served an eviction notice for her iconic tailor shop (in a dead mall), she's confronted with an agonizing decision: either open up a new shop or retire. Ironically, Sonia's shop is the last open business in an otherwise... desolate Kansas City mall, but it contains enough color and liveliness to make up for the entire empty complex. For a woman who admits she stays busy "to keep the dark parts away," facing retirement dredges up fears she'd long forgot she had, and her horrific past resurfaces. BIG SONIA explores what it means to be a survivor and how intergenerational trauma affects families and generations. Will you let your trauma define you? Or will your past make you stronger?

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Genres
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Online Access
Instantly available on hoopla.
Cover image
Published
[United States] : Passion River Films 2016.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 93 min.)) : sd., col
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience
Rated PG-13.
Production Credits
Directed by Leah Warshawski.
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Other Authors
Leah Warshawski (film director), Todd Soliday (-), Sonia Warshawski