Life in Stills

  • Directed by Tamar Tal
  • Israel/Germany, 2011, 60 mins., Hebrew/German

At the age of 96, Miriam Weissenstein never imagined that she would be facing a new chapter in her life. But when “The Photo House”—her late husband’s life’s work—was destined for demolition, she knew she needed help. Miriam and her grandson Ben join forces to save the shop and its nearly one million negatives that document Israel’s defining moments. Despite the generation gap, their love, courage, and determination support them through a heart-wrenching journey, filled with humorous and touching moments. Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Docaviv Film Festival.

Genres: Drama, Biography