About the Film

My Dear Children is the story of one woman’s quest to learn more about her beloved father’s past.  Her journey uncovers not only her own family’s story, but also the history of tens of thousands of other families like hers that were victims of the little known anti-Jewish massacres in Eastern Europe following World War I.  The film will reach more than three million viewers on PBS.

Booking Contact

Contact us now to learn more about booking the filmmakers for your next conference, screening, or special event:

LeeAnn Dance 703-517-6591 ldance@mydearchildrendoc.com

Meet the Characters

Watch an XXX minute clip introducing our main characters.



Recent Bookings

  • IAJGS Annual Conference
  • JDC Board Meeting
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival
  • Rappahannock Film Festival
  • Greater Washington Jewish Genealogy      Society


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    Speaking Engagements

    Dance and Hackel have spoken at numerous conferences, film festivals, and events, from small to large groups.  Whether you are interested in Jewish history, exploring family trees, or the importance of resistance against hatred, your audience will be moved by My Dear Children.  This film reminds everyone about the strength of the ties that bind us.  Together we can inspire your audience, generate local media coverage, and held you achieve your marketing goals.



    About the Presentation

    The filmmakers’ presentation weaves together thought provoking ideas about the history revealed in this film as well as personal reflections on making My Dear Children.  As a non-Jew making a unique Jewish history film, Dance offers her perspective on the importance of telling this story now.

    The broader themes of their presentation include:

    • Why they made the film and how it changed their understanding of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
    • What this film teaches us about unchecked anti-Semitism

    Upcoming Events





    LeeAnn Dance
    • LeeAnn Dance
    • 12/13/17 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

    Rotary Club of Washington

    This is the Rotary Club of Washington event. It will be lots of fun.

    Rotary Club Event Page





    Cliff Hackel

    Co-Director/Producer/Editor

    Hackel has more than 25 years of award winning documentary experience. Like many Jews, he, too, can trace his roots to the former Pale of Settlement.

    LeeAnn Dance

    Co-Director/Producer/Writer

    Dance is an award winning investigative reporter and documentary producer. Feiga’s sacrifice has had a deeply personal impact on her life.

    LeeAnn Dance
    • LeeAnn Dance
    • 1/25/18 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

    Washington Metropolitan Oasis

    This is the Washington Metropolitan Oasis event. It will be held at the DC Metropolitan Center.

    Washington Metropolitan Oasis Website

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