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  • Prisoner of Her Past

Prisoner of Her Past: Chicago Premiere | PBS

Duration: 02:45
Program: Prisoner of Her Past

A short shot and edited by Kartemquin Interns about the Chicago Premiere of "Prisoner of Her Past." Prisoner of Her Past tells the haunting story of a secret childhood trauma resurfacing, sixty years later, to unravel the life of Holocaust survivor Sonia Reich. The film follows her son, Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich, as he journeys across the United States and Eastern Europe to uncover why his mother believes the world is conspiring to kill her. Along the way, he finds a family he never knew he had. This film is the first to illuminate a little-known illness late-onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Prisoner of Her Past examines the disorder's devastating effect on families, but also shows programs that are aiding young trauma survivors of Hurricane Katrina, in New Orleans, and how such early interventions may have helped Howard's mother. Music for web video by Kevin MacLeod.



Post Date: June 8, 2010