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Spokane Public Library EventsFilm Showing: The Secrets of War
Tuesday, 4/14 2pm, Indian Trail Library
Secrets of War follows the story of two Dutch boys during WWII when a new girl in town tells a secret to only of them. Secrets of War puts both the danger and the humanity of wartime friendships squarely on the shoulders of three children who must face extraordinary circumstances with a maturity far beyond their years.
A short, informal discussion will follow the film.
Not rated in the US but approximately PG-13 based on European ratings. In Dutch with English subtitles.
Film Showing: Big Sonia: A Holocaust Survivor Faces a Difficult Decision
Tuesday, 4/21 6pm, East Side Library,
For years, Sonia Warshawski (92) has been an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless people who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever. But when Sonia is served an eviction notice for her iconic tailor shop, she's confronted with an agonizing decision: either open up a new shop or retire. Ironically, Sonia's shop is the last open business in an otherwise desolate Kansas City mall, but it contains enough color and liveliness to make up for the entire empty complex.
For a woman who admits she stays busy "to keep the dark parts away," facing retirement dredges up fears she'd long forgot she had, and her horrific past resurfaces. Big Sonia explores what it means to be a survivor and how inter-generational trauma affects families and generations.
94 minutes. 2016. Not rated.