In 1943 a convoy of 120 left Treblinka and moved to the North-eastern part of Italy. They had completed Aktion Reinhardt and were ready to engage in anti-partisan combat in Trieste and Istria. Buried under the overwhelming evidence of the Holocaust, this is the story of a very little known concentration camp specialised in the killing of freedom fighters.
Lunch With Family
A British veteran of the Italian campaign of 1945 inquires about a name, Vlado Turina. The journey to discover if Turina was a spy or a freedom fighter, an Italian or a Slovenian, takes the researcher from the public to the private sphere and changes her sense of identity forever.
Behind the Book
After writing a book about her grandfather's heroic deeds during the Second World War, Edda is invited to present it on the show 'Behind the Book'. Excited and proud, she is not ready to face what awaits her, the past.
A conversation with Slovenian writer Boris Pahor, and an exploration of his literary work, where intersectionality is applied to illuminate a hidden history of female work and oppression in Trieste. This essay film focuses on the use of animation to render the illusiveness of the past, the complexity of the present, and the ecstatic truth of impossible futures.
CARVED IN MEMORY
An essay film on the visual translation of postmemory and the intertwining of the landscape as an archive of the Slovenian literature written in Trieste.