Leah Warshawski set out to tell the story of her grandmother, Sonia Warshawski, who is now 91 and one of the Kansas City area’s last Holocaust survivors who speaks publicly about her wartime experience.
Leah did tell Sonia’s story, through a documentary film titled “BIG SONIA.” But it turns out the film also tells the broader story of how Sonia’s trauma affected her family, and it explores several other universal ideas, as well.
“Her trauma has affected everyone in the family in different ways, and everyone deals with it in different ways,” Leah said. “What’s come out in the film is that the film is not just about Sonia. She’s the main character, but it has other themes.”