Screening schedule : "Inside Hana's Suitcase"


March 2016
Yiddish Book Center (20)

November 2015
Library of Congress, Washington DC (16) Kristallnacht commemoration
Holy Blossom Centre, Toronto, Canada (3) Holocaust Education Week

May 2014
College Women's Association of Japan(11)

February 2014
Wako city (Saitama) (8)

November 2013
Kunitachi College of Music Senior School(17)

May 2012

Czech TV (5)
Floral Park NY, US (4~)
Kew Gardens - Kew Gardens - Kew Gardens Cinemas, Long Island (20~)
West Newton Cinema, Boston, US (playing in its 26th consecutive week!)

April 2012
New York City - Quad Cinema (18~) -  NY theatrical premiere!

Kew Gardens - Kew Gardens Cinemas, Long Island (20~)
Malverne - Malverne Cinema 4, Long Island (20~)

Agudas Achim congregation, Iowa City, IA, US (19, 22)

Medicine Hat High School, Reel Canada (10)

February 2012
YMCA, Okayama, Japan (11)

January 2012
Scotland (23)
Cabot St. Cinema, Beverly, Massachusetts, US (10~)
Grand Cinema, Tacoma, Washington, US (10~)
Bayside Academy, Alabama, US (6)
Murphy High School, Alabama, US (6)
UMS-Wright, Mobile, Alabama, US (5)

November 2011
West Newton Cinema, MA, US (11) 
73rd Anniversary Kristallnacht 2011 Community Interfaith Commemoration, Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center (9)
Discovery Film Festival, Dundee, Scotland (4)
The Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival, CA, US (1)

October 2011
Discovery Film Festival, Dundee, Scotland (25)
Tallahassee Film Festival, US (23)
Aizuwakamatsu city, Fukushima, Japan (21)

September 2011
Real to Reel Film Series, NJ, US (21)
Katz JCC Film Festival,NJ, US (20)

May 2011
Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, US (15, 19, 22)
Circle Cinema, Tulsa OK, US (1)
April 2011

March 2011
Maine Jewish Film Festival, US (21)

February 2011

January 2011
Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival, US (13)
Orange County International Jewish Film Festival, US(19)
Miami Jewish Film Festival, US (23)

December 2010
Jewish Museum in Prague, Czech Republic (9)
November 2010
Jewish Film Festival, Orlando, Florida, US (8-9)
Sabes JCC, Minneapolis, MN, US (4)

October 2010
Wolf Performance Hall, London, Ontario, Canada (6-7)
Hamilton Place Theater, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (4)

September 2010
Edmonton International Film Festival (27)
Ashbury College. Ottawa, Canada (23)
ABC TV, Australia (15)

July 2010
Shimoda city, Shizuoka, Japan (25)

June 2010
St.Louis Jewish Film Festival (16)

April 2010
Toronto Jewish Film Festival (18)
HBO Canada (17)
Cinema Society of San Diego (13)
Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival (12)
Kidflix Film Festival, Miami, Florida (11)
New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival (11)

March 2010
Cleveland International Film Festival (19,22)
Maine Jewish Film Festival (21)
Sydney Jewish Museum (21)
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival (14)
Honolulu Academy of Arts (7, 10)
Festival international du film pour enfants de Montréal (1)

February 2010
DePaul University, Chicago (20)
Port Colborne (8)
East Bay International Jewish Film Festival
Powell River Film Festival

January 2010
Peterborough International Film Festival
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival
Owen Sounds Reel Festival

November 2009
Hong Kong Film Festival
Macau University

July 2009
Jerusalem Film Festival
April 2009
HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival (30)


The delivery of a battered suitcase to Fumiko Ishioka at the Tokyo Holocaust Museum begins the true-life mystery that became the subject of Karen Levineʼs best-selling book Hanaʼs Suitcase. The suitcase came from the Auschwitz Museum and had Hana Bradyʼs name painted on it. Larry Weinsteinʼs masterful film follows Fumikoʼs search to discover the details of Hanaʼs life, which leads to the discovery of her brother George in Toronto. As small children they had been sent to Thereisenstadt for being Jewish after the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. A superb musical score by Alexina Louie and Alex Pauk, coupled with dramatic reenactments stunningly shot by Horst Zeidler, catches us by the heart to invoke the tragedy of the times. The voices of children from Japan, Canada, and the Czech Republic telling Hanaʼs story are woven around the drama, along with Georgeʼs memories and Fumikoʼs quest, to create a film of astonishing power and hope.
Film Details:

Country of Origin: Canada/Czech Republic
Original Language: English
Running Time: 90 minutes
Directors: Larry Weinstein
Writer: Thomas Wallner
Cinematography: Horst Zeidler
Film Editing: David New

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