BIG SONIA is a documentary film about a tiny woman with huge impact

Standing tall at 4’8″, Sonia Warshawski is a tiny woman with a huge personality. Diva, business owner and Holocaust survivor, Sonia has just been served an eviction notice for John’s Tailoring, the last (and most popular) shop of a dying mall in suburban Kansas City.

Sonia struggles with retirement, while her life lessons span generations.


“Engaging and thoughtful”


“This is not like any other Holocaust survivor film you’ve seen, and, if you’re like me, you’re not likely to forget “Big Sonia” any time soon.”

– Janice Convoy-Hellmann



Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival


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There has never been a more important time to tell this story. Help us make sure the film is SEEN in theaters and communities around the globe! Donate $50,000 or more and become an Executive Producer on the film.

75k to engage Film Sprout for community outreach for 500+ screenings across the US
150k for theatrical release (including an Academy Award campaign) in key cities across the US