Inside Hana’s Suitcase

Director: Larry Weinstein Year: 2009 Run Time: 88min
Inside Hana’s Suitcase (2009)

Based on the internationally acclaimed book Hana’s Suitcase, this poignant documentary tells the tale of George and Hana Brady, two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia, and the terrible hardships they endured because they were Jewish.

When Fumiko Ishioka, a teacher in Japan, requests artifacts from a Holocaust museum to illustrate the history of WWII to her students, one item she receives is a suitcase labelled “Hana Brady.” As she and her students unravel Hana’s story, the film seamlessly transports audiences through 70 years of history, back and forth across three continents.

“Larry Weinstein’s deft, unique balance of documentary and narrative techniques helps…convey the combination of deep personal trauma and epic atrocity at the heart of Inside Hana’s Suitcase…a lovely, accessible and moving work.” — Kieran Grant, EYE Weekly


Director(s):

Larry Weinstein

Writer(s):

Thomas Wallner

Producer(s):

Rudolf Biermann, Jessica Daniel, Larry Weinstein

Genre(s):

Documentary

Language(s):

English

Subtitles:

English

Closed Captioning:

English

Region:

Larry Weinstein is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
G British Columbia
G Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
G Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
G Saskatchewan
G Yukon