NANA is a feature-length transgenerational documentary. The filmmaker retraces her grandmother's Auschwitz survival story, and investigates how her life-long fight against intolerance can be taught to the new generations.
Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant, born in Poland, survived Ravensbruck, Malchow, and Auschwitz, where she was the forced translator of the “Angel of Death”, Dr. Mengele. She dedicated her post-war life to publicly speaking of her survival to the young generations, so that it would never be forgotten or repeated. Alice and Serena, her daughter and granddaughter, explore how Maryla’s fight against intolerance can continue today, in a world where survivors are disappearing, and intolerance, racism and antisemitism are on the rise.
Serena Dykman, Alice Michalowski, Stephane Dykman
Larissa Foulon, Corentin Soibinet, Johannes Blum
Serena Dykman with David Breger & Corentin Soibinet
Directors of Photography:
Nick Walker & Julia Elaine Mills
Charles de Montebello
Original Music & Piano:
Motion graphic design & animation: