About the Program
From filmmaker Donna Kanter (Lunch), The Presence of Their Absence is the story of Fred Zaidman, the Los Angeles son of Holocaust survivors, on a journey to trace his roots and his “inherited trauma.”
In the ashes of the Shoah, with helpers abroad and a Baptist minister from Atlanta, Zaidman unshackles his own pain and reconstructs his future. (2018, 85 min. No MPAA rating.)
A Q&A with Donna Kanter, Fred Zaidman, and Minister Steven Reece follows the film.