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The Film

“The House of Falek” is a 30 minute documentary short -- a hybrid of vérité road movie, historical investigation and personal essay – that chronicles the search by Director George Lerner for family lost in the Holocaust.


At the heart of the film lies the Falek family home, a karczma (tavern), now abandoned in Jasło, Poland. It was here where George's family once served beer, vodka and sour milk to the local farmers and townspeople. Step by step, the film traces the final journey of the Falek family – from a ruined karczma in Jasło, to the Nazi death camp of Bełżec.

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