Exhibition of Grandmas’ Full Length Portraits

The portraits of the Grandmas of THE EUROPEAN GRANDMA PROJECT can be seen in full length as part of the exhibition ORAL HISTORIES: ALENKA MALY from 25 to 30 April in the kulturtankstelle in the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter, Dametzstraße 4, 4020 Linz. The official opening will be on 26 April, 6pm.
The films of Alenka Maly (AT), Hadas Neuman (IL), Fleur Nieddu (GB), Anna Ólafsdóttir (IS), Giorgia Polizzi (IT), Berke Soyuer (TR), Desislava Tsoneva (BG), Maria Tzika (GR), Ekaterina Volkova (RU) about their grandmothers, starring also in the documentary THE EUROPEAN GRANDMA PROJECT and additionally the portrait by the filmmaker Nicole Foelsterl (CH) of her grandmother will be presented.
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The European Grandma Project Opens the Crossing Europe Film Festival

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We are proud to announce that the premiere of the film THE EUROPEAN GRANDMA PROJECT will be the opening film of the CROSSING EUROPE film festival in Linz, Upper Austria.

The film will be presented during the festival opening on 25 April with the filmmakers Alenka Maly (AT), Hadas Neuman (IL), Fleur Nieddu (GB), Anna Ólafsdóttir (IS), Giorgia Polizzi (IT), Berke Soyuer (TR), Desislava Tsoneva (GB), Maria Tzika (GR), Ekaterina Volkova (RU) present. Continue reading

Introducing Grandma Ruhama from Israel

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Hadas Neuman from Israel introduces her grandmother Ruhama:

When my grandmother is asked how old she is, she answers she’s 49 years old but then explains, “In Hebrew you read from right to left, consider that and you’ll know my age.”

Born in 1922, my grandmother settled in Beer Sheva, in southern Israel, where she still lives today. To this day, whenever she goes out for a walk, people stop and greet her with an enthusiastic hello, sometimes exclaiming, “You were my teacher!”, my grandmother smiles back, feeling pride that she still remembers their family names.
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