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FFF17 Presents “Nana”
Sat Mar 25, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Fargo Film Festival is proud to announce the regional premiere of “Nana,” with special guest, director Serena Dykman.
Winner of Best Documentary for the 2017 Fargo Film Festival, Nana follows filmmaker Serena Dykman as she retraces her grandmother’s Auschwitz survival story through Europe. Dykman investigates how her grandmother’s life-long fight against intolerance can be taught to new generations.
Director’s Statement: “Different from other Holocaust-related films, “Nana” is made from the third generation’s point-of-view, set in a world where survivors are disappearing, and prejudice, anti-Semitism, and racism are on the rise.
“Nana” is an intensely personal film, exploring the relationships between grandmother, mother, and daughter under the weight of heritage. It is also a film with a universal message, recounting and teaching what can happen in a world without tolerance, against the backdrop of the recent events in Paris and Brussels.
My personal goal with “Nana” is to continue to do my grandmother’s work teaching tolerance. By putting together a documentary that details her life and work, my goal is to make this film relevant for all generations.”
Serena Dykman is a New York-based filmmaker, and a graduate from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her work, ranging from comedy to drama to documentary, has won her numerous awards, including at the Cannes Film Festival, and has been selected for over 70 film festivals around the world.
“Nana” will screen at 3:00pm, Saturday, March 25 at the Fargo Theatre. Tickets are availabe at the Fargo Theatre.
Director Serena Dykman will participate in a Q&A following the screening.