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"Big Sonia" Movie Screening

Newport Beach Public Library, in partnership with Corona Del Mar Community Church, invites the public to a free screening of the film, "Big Sonia" on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach.

Big Sonia Movie Poster"Big Sonia" is a documentary film about Sonia Warshawski, one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City and one of the only survivors there who speaks publicly about her wartime experience.  Standing tall at 4’8″, Sonia is the ultimate survivor and uses her life’s story to bridge cultures and generations. Learn about her Holocaust experiences, health, elder rights/ageism, inter-generation communication, discrimination and injustice.

“Big Sonia,” co-directed by Warshawski’s granddaughter Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday, is more than a documentary about a Holocaust survivor. The film addresses societal issues that include:

  • Health
  • Elder rights/ageism
  • Intergenerational communication
  • Discrimination
  • Injustice

The movie's run time is 93 minutes. A Q&A session will follow.

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