COLUMBINE AWARD Moondance International Film Festival (2001)
GOLDEN SHEAF AWARD NOMINATION Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival (2001)
EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT COMMENDATION Haifa International Film Festvial (2001)


Boston Jewish Film Festival (2002)
Singapore International Film Festival (2002)
Cracow International Film Festival (2001)
London Jewish Film Festival (2001)

Filmed at the Shaar Menashe Hospital in Israel, this heartbreaking film examines the plight of elderly Holocaust survivors whose war-time experiences have left them unable to find inner peace. Abandoned by their families, Iosefina, Hana and Fira - the three patients featured - have spent the last few decades in this hospital, and the film combines an account of their daily routines and lives with the painful journey faced by their respective daughters as they visit their mothers and try to bring them back to family life.


"Filmmaker Shosh Shlam (herself the daughter of a Holocaust survivor whose entire family perished in the war) offers a disturbing and harrowing picture of human relations and the endless variations of cruelty. In its silent observations of lost people who suffered injustices on so many levels, Last Journey Into Silence presents a horror greater than any Hollywood fright film. This is a work of tragic art."
- Phil Hall, Film Threat

"It will absolutely wrench your heart"
- Elizabeth English, Founder & Executive Director, Moondance International Film Festival


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Last Journey Into Silence

Israel, 2001, 52 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Shosh Shlam

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Public Exhibition formats: Beta, DVD





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