Dir: Ruth Grimberg (2013) Documentary 20 Mins
Hidden within a muted English suburban landscape Marylou, Fay, Florence and Elaine tell stories, funny and impassioned stories they have told before. A childhood memory, forgiveness for a mother, dismissal by a granddaughter. As they tell these stories they knit and sew patchwork blankets for men and women they do not know and we do not see, forgotten pockets of Jews struggling to survive extreme poverty and temperatures in Eastern Europe. A tenuous thread emerges revealing a depth of feeling for lost connections which crosses time and place and, like the stories, has no clear beginning and no end.