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Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Boston, MA 02135-1032)
Marisa Fox (Project Director: January 2021 to present)
My Underground Mother

Development of a feature-length documentary film exploring the lives and legacies of women survivors of Nazi slave-labor camps.

My Underground Mother, a feature-length documentary, will explore the tenacity, unspoken trauma and resilience of women survivors of Nazi slave labor, focusing on a Polish Jewish woman who changed her name after immigrating to the United States and kept her World War II experiences a secret. Twenty years after her death, her daughter discovers a page her mother wrote in a collective, Holocaust diary and sets out to unravel the truth about her hidden past.

Project fields:
European History; Jewish Studies; Women's History

Media Projects Production

Public Programs

$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2021 – 12/31/2022