Ruth: A Little Girl’s Big Journey
The movie is a part of the WJFF SHORTS PROGRAM: DOCUMENTARY
dir. Eyal Resh, USA, 2021, 16min
USC Shoah Foundation and Delirio Films present an animated short film that brings to life the remarkable childhood journey of Holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer escaping Nazi Germany, as she faced the choices that made her who she is today. The film is an example of USC Shoah Foundation’s critical work to bring anti-hate education to new audiences. This animated short film — with Dr. Ruth’s own voice recounting how she survived the Holocaust as a young girl — speaks to universal themes students face today: fear, loss, and loneliness, as well as resilience, bravery, and hope.