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From ONCE MY MOTHER DVD Extras, here's THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY.
The full award winning film is available at www.oncemymother.com.au

Director Sophia Turkiewicz reflects on how she became aware of the hidden history of Poland, Russia and the Allies during World War II. This is a story little know in the West and uncovered during Sophia's investigation into her mother's extraordinary wartime journeys from Poland to Russia, Iran, Africa and finally, Australia.

SYNOPSIS - Once My Mother
When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story behind
Helen’s miraculous wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, her subsequent survival against the odds and the truth about an historic betrayal involving Stalin and the Allies. With Helen sliding into dementia, Sophia must confront her own demons. Did she ever truly know this woman who became her mother? Does she have it in her heart to forgive her? And is it too late?

Produced in association with the Kresy Siberia Foundation www.kresy-siberia.org
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I need to rewatch this <3

Regina Sidorczuk

I just watched❤️ beautiful just incredible but beautiful.....i feel like I am learning about my mother too (she is Italian from Dalmation Exodus) and what she went through....thank you for making and sharing💗💗💗

Watched and got the video as my parents were also taken to Siberia. Got to see what they lived through and admire their accomplishments all the more.

Love the Movie Seen it many times There in Adelaide also to see it's opening

This is an incredibly touching film!

Hi! I'm from Brazil and I a need a copy with subtitles

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From ONCE MY MOTHER, here's Behind The Scenes, another DVD extra, revealing some of the background stories and locations in western Ukraine, formerly Eastern Poland. Told by director Sophia Turkiewicz and producer Rod Freedman.
At www.oncemymother.com.au, you can view the whole multi-award winning film or buy the DVD.

vimeo.com/360445574
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Wow Wonderful So glad to finally see ✨✨✨✨✨✅

I loved watching this So heart warming and heartbroken at the same time x

I saw the whole film and it made me think of my own mother who also grew up in eastern Europe (not Poland). The way of life was the same. Thank you.

I'm lost for words. This is one of the most touching stories I've seen. So beautifully made. Pozdrowienia i wyrazy szacunku z Polski, pani Zofio.

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From ONCE MY MOTHER DVD Extras, here's THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY.
The full award winning film is available at www.oncemymother.com.au

Director Sophia Turkiewicz reflects on how she became aware of the hidden history of Poland, Russia and the Allies during World War II. This is a story little know in the West and uncovered during Sophia's investigation into her mother's extraordinary wartime journeys from Poland to Russia, Iran, Africa and finally, Australia.

SYNOPSIS - Once My Mother
When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story behind
Helen’s miraculous wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, her subsequent survival against the odds and the truth about an historic betrayal involving Stalin and the Allies. With Helen sliding into dementia, Sophia must confront her own demons. Did she ever truly know this woman who became her mother? Does she have it in her heart to forgive her? And is it too late?

Produced in association with the Kresy Siberia Foundation www.kresy-siberia.org
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I need to rewatch this <3

Regina Sidorczuk

I just watched❤️ beautiful just incredible but beautiful.....i feel like I am learning about my mother too (she is Italian from Dalmation Exodus) and what she went through....thank you for making and sharing💗💗💗

Watched and got the video as my parents were also taken to Siberia. Got to see what they lived through and admire their accomplishments all the more.

Love the Movie Seen it many times There in Adelaide also to see it's opening

This is an incredibly touching film!

Hi! I'm from Brazil and I a need a copy with subtitles

View more comments

From ONCE MY MOTHER, here's Behind The Scenes, another DVD extra, revealing some of the background stories and locations in western Ukraine, formerly Eastern Poland. Told by director Sophia Turkiewicz and producer Rod Freedman.
At www.oncemymother.com.au, you can view the whole multi-award winning film or buy the DVD.

vimeo.com/360445574
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Comment on Facebook

Wow Wonderful So glad to finally see ✨✨✨✨✨✅

I loved watching this So heart warming and heartbroken at the same time x

I saw the whole film and it made me think of my own mother who also grew up in eastern Europe (not Poland). The way of life was the same. Thank you.

I'm lost for words. This is one of the most touching stories I've seen. So beautifully made. Pozdrowienia i wyrazy szacunku z Polski, pani Zofio.

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