Long Shadows: Stories from a Jewish Home (2003)

The largest population of Holocaust survivors, per capita, outside Israel lives in Melbourne, Australia. These survivors are facing death and isolation for the second time, as they make the... See full summary »

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Kate Hampel

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The largest population of Holocaust survivors, per capita, outside Israel lives in Melbourne, Australia. These survivors are facing death and isolation for the second time, as they make the traumatic transition to an aged care facility. Dementia, memory loss and physical immobility contribute to a splintering of identity. Removed from their homes, their familiar routines, their families and the outside community, past horrors come flooding back. Exploring three levels of care from the most independent to the most dependent at Melbourne's biggest Jewish aged care facility, LONG SHADOWS examines the impact of institutionalisation for three survivors and their spouses. Harold, guides us flamboyantly through this teeming "tower of Babel" that houses up to 600 residents, and through his personal tale of tragedy and love. Evelyne, a child survivor aged 60, must face institutionalisation prematurely when an accident renders her dependent. And life inside the Dementia unit for Alzheimer's ... Written by Melanie Coombs

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jewish | holocaust | f rated | aging | See All (4) »

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Documentary

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2003 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Melodrama Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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