Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

No. 4 Street of Our Lady

 

Year: 2009
Country: USA
Run Time: 90 minutes

No. 4 Street of Our Lady

Imagine keeping a secret for almost two years, knowing every day that, if discovered, you risked not only your life, but also the lives of the three Jewish families you were hiding from the Nazis. Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish-Catholic woman in Sokal, Poland, pretended to be a Nazi sympathizer while she fed, clothed, and kept safe 16 Jews living in the loft above her pigsty and in a crudely dug basement below her home – right under the eyes of German troops and her anti-Semitic neighbors. Even after the war, she told no one what she had done. Or why. Filmmakers Judy Maltz, Barbara Bird, and Richie Sherman bring to light Halamajowa's remarkable effort through historical photos, personal stories of survivors, and the diverse and detailed diary entries of Moshe Maltz, patriarch of one of the two families she hid in the loft. Through his vividly drawn commentaries, we see not only the ups and downs of his family's life during this time, but better understand how the lives of those non-Jews in Sokal, forced to live under Nazi scrutiny, were affected as well. The heart and soul of the documentary, however, are reminisces – some painful, some joyful – among the survivors who returned to their hometown more than 60 years later to reconnect. Uplifting and inspirational documentary that honors the memory of one woman's bravery during the Holocaust. (In English, Hebrew, Polish, Yiddish with subtitles) – C.K.

CIFF34 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Directors
Richie Sherman, Judy Maltz, Barbara Bird

Judy Maltz is a senior lecturer in journalism at Penn State University. Richie Sherman is an assistant professor of film at Penn State and documentary filmmaker. Barbara Bird is an associate professor of film at Penn State.

Filmography
NO. 4 STREET OF OUR LADY (2009)

Producer
Judy Maltz

Cinematography
Richie Sherman

Editing
Barbara Bird, Judy Maltz, Richie Sherman

Print Source
Questions? >

Questions?

Check out our FAQs for answers to common questions about entering the film festival.

Donate >

Donate

Your donation helps fulfill our mission to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition.

Sign up for our email newsletter

go
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare

Donate

x

We promise you, it will make a difference!

Give Today