Who was Feiga Shamis?
A Jewish mother of 12 desperate to save her family from pogroms.
Coming soon — the first-ever documentary about the pre-Holocaust Jewish massacres in Eastern Europe. Told through the rare, first-hand account of survivor Feiga Shamis, a Jewish mother of 12, driven by events to put two of her children in an orphanage. “My Dear Children” is a window into this forgotten history and the daring rescue mission that saved those two children.
I’m really excited about My Dear Children and the kind of complex issues that it’s bringing to a very wide audience, and, I think, presenting them in a very sensitive way that people will understand and be touched by.
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Our goal is to raise $25,000. We finished shooting the film, but need critical archival film and photos. There’s a treasure trove of never-before-seen film and photos buried in Ukrainian and Russian archives.