About The Film
Long-lost brothers seek the truth about their genealogy in AIDA’S SECRETS, an intensely personal investigation of identity spanning decades of complex family history.
Izak and Shepsel were born in the post-war chaos of the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp, but never told of each other’s existence. While Izak was sent away for adoption in Israel, his visually impaired brother Shepsel ended up in Canada, both separated from their Polish birth mother Aida. With the help of an investigator, the siblings are reunited for the first time in 65 years, before traveling together to a Quebec nursing home to meet their elderly mother and uncover the mystery of their splintered family. The tearful reconciliation closes a circle and brings some peace of mind, until further revelations raise new intrigue about Aida’s past life, including the true identity of their biological father.
Winner of the Audience Award at the Docaviv International Film Festival, AIDA’S SECRETS reveals the trauma of displaced persons through a series of emotional surprises, right until the closing credits.