Chicago Film Preview: Big Sonia
Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Spunky Holocaust survivor will keep telling her story until bullying and discrimination stop.
Standing at 4’8″ tall, Sonia Warshawski is a tiny woman with a huge personality. For years, she’s been a business owner and inspirational public speaker, sharing her stories of surviving the Holocaust with people afraid that their own traumas would define them. But when Sonia is served an eviction notice for her iconic tailor shop, she's confronted with an agonizing decision about her own future.
Award-winning producer/co-director Leah Warshawski is Sonia’s granddaughter. She will introduce the film and lead a post-show discussion.
This program is part of Sunday Cinema, in which 5 fascinating films about Jewish lives are shown over 4 Sundays in January and February. See spertus.edu/film to find out more.
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs include films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits — at the Institute’s Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.
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