Aida's Secrets Poster

Release Date: October 20th, 2017

DVD Release Date: January 16th, 2018

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
In 1945, Izak was born inside the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp and sent for adoption in Israel. Secret details of his birth mother, an unknown brother in Canada and his father's true identity slowly emerge in this investigative, biographical film. The plight of displaced persons come to the fore when Izak and Shep -- the almost 70-year-old brothers -- finally meet in Canada, then head to a nursing home in Quebec to introduce Shep to his elderly mother, Aida, for the first time.

Director: Alon Schwarz, Shaul Schwarz

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Music Box

Keywords: Sacrifice, Quest, House, Emotional, Intense, Father, 1940s, Brother, Fascinating, Car, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The debut doc is an ambitious attempt to get to the root of a tangled family tree, but the directors' close relationship to Izak (he's their uncle) means they sometimes pay so much attention to the genealogical minutiae that a viewer checks in and out to clear her head. show more

  • Aida's Secrets unravels its complex scenario in compelling, page-turner mystery fashion, proving yet again that truth can be much stranger than fiction. show more

  • Aida's Secrets starts out as a fairly straightforward documentary about reuniting two long-separated brothers, but directors Alon and Shaul Schwarz don't stop there. show more

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