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Host a Community Screening

Please contact Denae Peters at Film Sprout at (646) 688-4488 or

Big Sonia is currently on a tour of communities, museums, churches, synagogues, and campuses worldwide! We’d love for you to join us as we share Sonia’s story and spark impactful local dialogue. Get in touch today to learn how you can bring the film to your campus, organization or community.


Purchase the Educational DVD

Please contact Denae Peters at Film Sprout at (646) 688-4488 or


Book Leah Warshawski (Producer/Director)
for a Speaking Engagement

Please email Beth at

When Leah began to make a documentary about her tiny, spunky, grandmother, she discovered complexities, pressures, and burdens within her family story that aren’t unique to Holocaust survivors. Making the film BIG SONIA was the most time Leah has ever spent with her family and her instincts told her that there was trauma and relatable themes beneath the surface of Sonia’s shiny exterior. Everyone has gone through challenges and trauma in their lives and by sharing Sonia’s story – and the diverse experiences of her children – Leah hopes audiences will relate these lessons to their own lives and reflect on an important question – “Will you let your past define your present?”

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We are currently fundraising for post-production.

Please help us EDIT the film, with a donation of $100 or more.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Please write “Big Sonia” in the memo line.