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form y Once My Mother single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story behind Helen’s miraculous wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, her subsequent survival against the odds and the truth about an historic betrayal involving Stalin and the Allies.

'With Helen sliding into dementia, Sophia must confront her own demons. Did she ever truly know this woman who became her mother? Does she have it in her heart to forgive her? And is it too late?'

Source: Official website (oncemymother.com). (Sighted: 21/7/2014)

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Works about this Work

Film Festival Success of Once My Mother Shows Audiences Crave Intelligent Films Julie Rigg , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2014;
Daughter's Fresh Takes Put a Fiction to the Test Philippa Hawker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 July 2014; (p. 33)

— Review of Once My Mother Sophia Turkiewicz 2014 single work film/TV
At World's End, Yours and Mine Evan Williams , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 July 2014; (p. 15)

— Review of These Final Hours Zak Hilditch 2013 single work film/TV ; Once My Mother Sophia Turkiewicz 2014 single work film/TV
Introduction : Displaced Women : Eastern European Post-War Narratives in Australia Katarzyna Kwapisz Williams , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , October vol. 11 no. 4 2014; (p. 375-387)

This collection of essays resulted from a workshop convened at the Centre for European Studies, Australian National University in 2013. Katarzyna Kwapisz Williams writes that the event was organised in part to counter 'the under-representation of writers of Eastern European origin amongst Australian minority writers'.

Daughter's Fresh Takes Put a Fiction to the Test Philippa Hawker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 July 2014; (p. 33)

— Review of Once My Mother Sophia Turkiewicz 2014 single work film/TV
At World's End, Yours and Mine Evan Williams , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 July 2014; (p. 15)

— Review of These Final Hours Zak Hilditch 2013 single work film/TV ; Once My Mother Sophia Turkiewicz 2014 single work film/TV
Film Festival Success of Once My Mother Shows Audiences Crave Intelligent Films Julie Rigg , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2014;
Introduction : Displaced Women : Eastern European Post-War Narratives in Australia Katarzyna Kwapisz Williams , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , October vol. 11 no. 4 2014; (p. 375-387)

This collection of essays resulted from a workshop convened at the Centre for European Studies, Australian National University in 2013. Katarzyna Kwapisz Williams writes that the event was organised in part to counter 'the under-representation of writers of Eastern European origin amongst Australian minority writers'.

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