Trudie's Goose

Film / Video / Projects with Youth

2020, 5 minutes


When a young girl preparing for her Bat Mitzvah, the Jewish coming-of-age ritual, befriends a Holocaust survivor elder both lives are changed forever as they journey from darkness to healing through the power of art.

Adapted from the short story, Trudie’s Goose, by Maya Savin Miller. Based on the life and art of Holocaust survivor Trudie Strobel.

Directed by C. Lily Ericsson, Cheri Gaulke, Samara Hutman and Liran Kapel; Animated by C. Lily Ericsson and Liran Kapel; Executive Producers Cheri Gaulke and Samara Hutman; Produced by The Righteous Conversations Project, a collaboration of Holocaust survivors and teens.


American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival, January 2021 WINNER Women Transforming Media Award, MY HERO International Film Festival, December 2020 26th Annual Cucalorus Festival, Wilmington, NC, November 11-25, 2020 Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities, Huntingdon, PA, October 19, 2020 Women Over 50 Film Festival, London, England, September 26, 2020 AmDocs-American Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Palm Springs, CA, September 25-29, 2020 Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL, November 15, 2020 NOT Film Fest, Santarcangelo, Italy, August 27, 2020