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Filmmaker Michael Turner (The Way We Talk) brings us on a deeply personal journey as he documents his first visit to a Holocaust memorial created by his grandmother Lici, a Hungarian Jew whose parents and sister were killed in Auschwitz.

Monument seamlessly weaves together an intimate family story with ongoing discussions examining memory preservation through monuments and memorials, as well as the dissemination of history in public spaces. As Michael and his camera travel from Budapest into the Hungarian countryside, retracing his grandmother's roots and the Jewish community's tenuous existence, they reveal a Jewish population living in a delicate balance between hiding and survival. 

The resulting personal documentary is a powerful and poetic story of two relatives meeting through time and space to carry their family memory forward.

“A wondrous experience…

The power of memory, the power of place, and the

bonds that unite families shine throughout the film.”


– Judy Margles, Executive Director,

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center For Holocaust Education


“An important close-up of the Holocaust's impact

on one family's unfolding story.”


– Rose Wong, Willamette Week

“Profoundly moving.


– Miami Jewish Film Festival

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JULY 10, 2024 SÁRVÁR, HUNGARY / Kabos László Filmszínház

MAy 5, 2024 PALOS VERDES, CA / Congregation Ner Tamid


MARCH 24, 2024 SALEM, OR / Salem Cinema

MARCH 22, 2024 BOISE, ID / Idaho Film Society

MARCH 14, 2024 SILVERTON, OR / Palace Theatre

January 12-24, 2024 MIAMI, FL / Miami Jewish Film Festival

october 18, 2023 PORTLAND, OR / Cinema 21

october 10, 2023 COLUMBUS, OH / Ohio State University

october 4-8, 2023 CLEVELAND, OH / Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

WINNER of the John A. Hellman International Award


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