Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
German filmmaker Angelika Levi directs the personal documentary My Life Part 2. Using various film formats, diary entries, archive materials, home movies, news reels, and memories, the film recounts the life of the director's mother, Ursula Becker Levi. During the war, Ursula had escaped Germany with her Jewish father to live in Chile and she ended up staying there to study botany in Santiago. In the late '50s, Ursula went back to Germany on a research grant, where she married a Protestant and started raising a family. Using her mother's meticulous research, the filmmaker explores the psychological effects shared by those who survived the war. My Life Part 2 was shown at the 2003 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
botany, Chile, Holocaust, mother