Diplodocus

When People Die They Sing Songs

TRAILER

48 min / 2014

Yiddish songs make a Holocaust survivor Regina uncover her past after decades of silence. Her daughter races with her mother’s dementia to capture the story.

Watch the film here: https://artdoc.media/en/movie/when_people_die_they_2014_47/

Broadcast

  • NHK (Japan), 2015

Theatrical Release

  • Documentary Film Center in Moscow, 2014

Awards

  • 2014 Nomination for Student Oscar
  • 2014 Cine Golden Eagle Award
  • 2014 International Independent Film Award – Bronze Winner
  • 2015 Diploma for Cinematic Realization of the Holocaust Memory in XXI century from Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York
  • 2015 Special Jury Award for Peace & Human Rights in memory of Italian journalist and piece activist Alexander Langer from the Religion Today Film Festival in Italy

Festivals/Markets/Educational Screenings

  • 2016 Screened at MoMA as part of Arts in Healthcare Conference
  • 2016 Screened at Hunter College, New York
  • 2016 Screened at the European Music Therapy Conference held in Vienna (Austria)
  • 2016 Culture Unplugged on-line Film Festival
  • 2015 Religion Today Film Festival in Italy, Special Jury Award
  • 2015 Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York,
  • Diploma for Cinematic Realization of the Holocaust Memory in XXI century
  • 2015 Moscow Jewish Film Festival
  • 2015 Screened at Limmud conference in Moscow
  • 2015 Screened at Limmud conference in St. Petersburg
  • 2015 Screened in University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2014 Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival – participation in Videotheque
  • 2014 MESSAGE TO MAN International Documentary Film Festival in St. Petersburg
  • 2014 DOC NYC Film Festival, New York
  • 2014 IDFA – participation in Docs for Sale market, Amsterdam
  • 2014 Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, Sag Harbor
  • 2014 Screened in Moscow Jewish Community Center
  • 2014 Screened in Moscow State University

Inclusions

  • Included in the Visual Center collection at Yad VaShen museum in Israel
  • Included in the Library of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington
  • Included in the Visual Library of Harvard University

Olga Lvoff

director/producer/cinematographer/editor

Basil Lvoff

grantwriter/scriptwriter