Broken Branches is an animated documentary about loss, family and hope. Michal Rechter was only 14 years old when, on the eve of the Second World War, she left her family in Poland and travelled to Israel. Now, at the age of 92, she tells her story to her granddaughter, the film’s director, who brings her grandmother’s memories to life in colorful animation.
Animation, Documentary/ Dir: Ayala Sharot / 2014 / Israel / Hebrew w/ Eng ST/ 25 min
Best short: Haifa International FF, Athens Ohio Film & Video Festival, Columbia Jewish Film Festival & Nice Jewish Film Festival: Amsterdam Animation Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival