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House of Falek – George Lerner

The House of Falek

Filmmaker: George Lerner
Status: In Production

A filmmaker’s search for family lost in the Holocaust leads to their old karczma (tavern) in the mountains of Poland, carrying him on a journey into his ancestors’ tragic and complicated past.

“The House of Falek” is a 30 minute documentary short – a hybrid of vérité road movie, historical investigation and personal essay – that chronicles the search by Director George Lerner to uncover how his family had died. At the heart of the film lies his family karczma, where he seeks to understand the fullness of his relatives’ lives, as well as their terrible fate.