Time Apart: A History of Hope

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Time Apart: A History of Hope
Directed byRachel Bower and Warren Brown
Music byJosh Brown
Release dates
  • November 15, 2008 (2008-11-15)(Silver Wave Film Festival)
  • November 30, 2009 (2009-11-30)(Canada)
Running time
43 minutes
LanguagesEnglish, Romanian, Hebrew

Time Apart: A History of Hope is a 2008 documentary film by Rachel Bower and Warren Brown. Principal photography was done in Romania, Israel and Ukraine. The film received press coverage by Breakfast Television, CBC Radio, CTV News, and The Chronicle Herald newspaper. [1]



A search, a journey, a life's dream fulfilled. Seventy-seven-year-old Holocaust survivor Alice Zuckerman never gave up hope she would find her family, lost after the Second World War. When scribbled notes on torn paper reveal clues to her past, Alice and her family reunite. Alice takes us on a moving journey through old Eastern Europe, a world that seemingly disappeared through Nazism and communism. Yet the world of Alice's childhood remains vital in the hearts of the people she meets along the way.

The documentary runs 43 minutes, and is produced by Willow Productions.

Film festivals

Time Apart: A History of Hope was an official selection in the following film festivals:

The film has also been screened at:


The film won the New Brunswick Joy Award through Linda Joy Award at the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, N.S.

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  1. thechronicleherald.ca (November 8, 2009)