Uploaded on Mar 28, 2011
Joseph Fisher's memoir was discovered only after his death. His children refused to confront it, except for David, the filmmaker, for whom it became a compass for a long journey. When he found it unbearable to be alone in the wake of his father's survival story and his struggle not to lose his sanity, David convinced his brothers and sister to join him in the hope that this would also contribute to releasing tensions and making them as close as they used to be. They, for their part, couldn't understand why anyone should want to dig into the past instead of enjoying life in the present. In the dark depths of the tunnels, part of an Austrian forced labor camp, where their father had slaved during the Holocaust, illuminated only by flashlights, the Fishers seek meaning in their personal and family histories.
Scriptwriter, Director and Producer: David Fisher
Camera: Ronen Mayo,Claudio Steinberg, Ronen Schechner
Sound: Amos Zipori, Frank Kubitsky
Editor: Hadas Ayalon
Music: Ran Bagno
Sound design: Gil Toren
Colorist: Aharon Peer
Animation design: Alon Feurestein
Associate Producer and head research: Irit Shimrat
Produced for ZDF/Arte and Yes Docu with the support of The New Foundation for Cinema and TV, the Claims Conference, the Cultural Office of Upper Austria, The Future Fund and the Nationalfonds in Austria.