Oma & Bella

Oma and Bella are two friends who live together in Berlin. Having survived the Holocaust and subsequently staying in Germany after the war, Oma and Bella now remember their childhoods, maintain a bond with each other, and answer questions of heritage, memory, and identity by cooking sumptuous meals together. As the film follows them through their daily lives, a portrait emerges of two charming women with a great sense of humor, vivid stories, and a deep fondness for good food and friendship. Created by Oma’s granddaughter Alexa, the film captures their ongoing struggle to retain a part of their past while remaining very much engaged in the present.

Genres: Documentary