A big year in 2014

“Prisoner of Her Past” begins its fifth year going remarkably strong, with broadcasts and events scheduled throughout 2014.

It all began as a Chicago Tribune article in 2003, evolved into a book in 2006 and became a documentary film in 2010 – and the story shows no signs of slowing down. The audience only seems to grow.

To date “Prisoner of Her Past” has been broadcast more than 510 times in 140 markets across the U.S. The film will be rebroadcast on WTTW Channel 11 at 6 p.m. April 27 to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In addition, I will continue to travel with the film, upcoming appearances including these events:

  • The American Association of Geriatric Psychology will screen the film during its
    annual meeting in Orlando,
  • A public screening at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center in Aventura, Fl., will be presented by Miami Jewish Health Systems Memory Center and the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on March 18. I’ll be there.
  • KCPT public television will host a screening at the Tivoli theater in Kansas City at 2 p.m. June 14 as part of National PTSD Awareness Month. I’ll participate in a post-screening discussion, and a broadcast date on KCPT will be announced soon.
  • I will be in residence at Virginia Tech University Oct. 6-8 for a public screening and classroom presentations.

In addition, the film’s new website is full of resources, including an extensive study guide for classroom use and a discussion guide for community screenings. “Prisoner of Her Past” continues to be a useful tool for launching discussions about geriatric psychology, Holocaust history, PTSD/late-onset PTSD, childhood trauma and more.

Check the guides out here:



If you would like to host a screening of the film or use the film in your classroom, fill out the easy online form here:


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— Howard Reich

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