Crossing The River premieres at the 2024 New York Jewish Film Festival

Wischful Thinking Productions  &  Film Manufacturers Inc present

CROSSING THE RIVER, a short documentary by Allan Novak

The world’s oldest living siblings who survived the Holocaust are the charming and inspiring subjects of this remarkable short documentary. Director Allan Novak and producer Debi Wisch introduce us to Sally, Anne, Ruth (affectionately known as the “shvesters,” or sisters), and their brother Sol, whose ages range from 96 to 101. Miraculously living through years in a Siberian labor camp after escaping from Nazi-occupied Poland, the siblings tell the story of their lives in Winnipeg, where they’ve lived since the end of the war.

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