My Mother's Lost Children 15+, unless accompanied by an adult
The mysteries within families.
Australian filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe sets out to get to the bottom of his extraordinary family saga. The journey begins in Lithuania and takes him to the East End of London, Tehran, Los Angeles, and Israel. He has long known that his mother had two children by her first husband and that these siblings had disappeared to who knows where. As Danny’s search picks up steam, new family groupings are made and unmade with dizzying speed. Families are a messy business as they move, spread and reform, and Ben-Moshe discovers that real mysteries are surprisingly close to home.
Director Danny Ben-Moshe | Producer Lizzette Atkins, Rhian Skirving | Editor Uri Mizrahi | Cinematographer Eron Sheean | Composer Dale Cornelius
Danny Ben-Moshe is a documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor at Deakin University in Melbourne. His previous documentaries include The Buchenwald Ball (2006), The End of the Rainbow (2010), Carnaby Street Undressed (2011), Rewriting History (2012) and Code of Silence (for which he won a Walkley Award in 2014).