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And When Your Children Ask (formerly, Life in Reverse)

And When Your Children Ask explores one German Jewish family’s spiritual and intellectual inheritance of beauty and pain. Sisters Rebecca and Naomi Schorsch return to Germany, the country that once nurtured and then expelled and murdered their family. Drawing upon the legacy of their great grandfather, ancient Jewish wisdom and traditions, as well as the work of non Jewish Germans to face their country’s violent past, they build upon a foundational biblical question that foresees future children asking, what does this mean to you? In this personal essay film the filmmakers consider the intertwined history of German Jews and non-Jews to imagine a diversely textured, shared inheritance of people committed to truth and repair.

Associated Members

Rebecca Schorsch, Independent Filmmaker


Naomi Schorsch Stein , Independent Filmmaker


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Massachusetts Cultural Council
Lowel Cultural Council
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