Holocaust Survivor. Grandma. Diva. BIG SONIA.
In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski – great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor – runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than 30 years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.
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“Sonia is a powerful subject.”
– Teo Bugbee
“Big Sonia is one of those documentaries that seems to bring its own light just like the woman at its center.”
– Moira MacDonald
“A perspective story with some unexpected twists.”
– Nell Minow
“Engaging and thoughtful”
“These female documentary directors could have been on the Oscar short list…(Big Sonia) is a funny, moving tribute to a great soul.”
“A loving and astute portrait.”
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