2019 Documentary Not Rated 115 Minutes
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|On DVD||March 12, 2019|
IMAGINARY FEASTS and MINA’S RECIPE BOOK tell little-known but fascinating stories of imagination and resilience in the face of the worst kind of deprivation.
IMAGINARY FEASTS explores how in Nazi concentration camps, Soviet gulags, and Japanese prison camps, starving prisoners shared and recorded favorite meals and recipes. By examining these objects of survival, the film shows quiet acts of incredible resistance.
The accompanying film, MINA’S RECIPE BOOK, follows the journey of one of these recipe books. It was one in which Anny Stern’s mother, Mina, hand-wrote recipes while imprisoned at a Nazi concentration camp in Terezin, in Czechoslovakia. Mina died at Terezin, and it would take 25 years for her recipe book to make its way to her daughter.
IMAGINARY FEASTS and MINA’S RECIPE BOOK are testaments to the strength of women and men who, even in the most dire circumstances, created a unique form of resistance.
Released by Icarus Films. See more credits.