Nana – Directed by Serena Dykman

Nana – Directed by Serena Dykman

  • Location:40 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
  • Venue:Syndicated Movie Theater
  • Length:03:00 pm – 04:40 pm

NANA // Directed by Serena Dykman // Germany, USA, Poland // Documentary Feature // 1hr 40m // Friday 10/13 // 3:00pm // Syndicated // Q&A with Director Post-Screening

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The filmmaker retraces her grandmother’s Auschwitz survival story, and investigates how her life-long fight against intolerance can continue to be taught to the new generations, against the backdrop of current events.

Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant, born in Poland, survived Ravensbruck, Malchow, and Auschwitz, where she was the forced translator of the “Angel of Death”, Dr. Mengele. She dedicated her post-war life to publicly speaking of her survival to the young generations, so that it would never be forgotten or repeated. Alice and Serena, her daughter and granddaughter, explore how Maryla’s fight against intolerance can continue today, in a world where survivors are disappearing, and intolerance, racism and antisemitism are on the rise.


Serena Dykman is a New York-based filmmaker, and a graduate from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her work, ranging from comedy to drama and documentary, has won her over 25 awards in the past two years. Her films THE DOORMAN, BED BUGS & COMPANY, and WELCOME have been selected in over 80 film festivals around the world, including at the Cannes Film Festival, and Oscar-qualifying film festivals. Serena is a “third-culture kid” born in Paris, and raised between London, Brussels, and New York. Her passion for travel has informed much of her work. Serena’s first feature film, NANA, is a transgenerational documentary about her grandmother, Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant, an Auschwitz survivor and activist for tolerance. Serena is the founder and president of Dyamant Pictures, a New York-based production company.

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