November 20 @ 10:00 am to approx. 11:30 am
Irmi Selver had a long and fascinating life, one touched by love and tragedy, challenges and resilience. This documentary portrait, based on her memoirs and co-directed by her daughter Veronica Selver and Susan Fanshel, traces Irmi’s personal story across the political and social history of the last century. From her upbringing in Chemnitz, Germany, to her flight from Nazism with her husband and young children, to beginning life again in New York—not just once but twice—the telling of Irmi’s story unfolds against a treasure trove of archival imagery, photographs, drawings, and home movies that capture the spirit of each chapter of her life. Festivals include San Francisco, New York ( Closing Night) Berlin and many more to come.