The Toronto Jewish Film Festival presents a second screening of Frank Stiefel’s Ingelore this Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 pm at the Silvercity Richmond Hill (8771 Yonge St).

Director Frank Stiefel’s film was the winner of this year’s David A. Stein Memorial Award (“Tzimmie”), which comes with a cash prize of $5,000. Ingelore is a biography of Stiefel’s own mother, a deaf Jewish girl born in 1924 in Kuppenheim, Germany. Ingelore’s parents ignored her and eventually shipped her off to several schools. She spoke her first words at age six, constructed her first sentence at age 12, and entered the first grade at the age of 13. This harsh childhood would help to mold Ingelore into a powerful teacher who understands the power of light over darkness. This is a true about freedom and survival, both physical and emotional.

Both Steifel and his mother, Ingelore, will attend the screening. You can find out all the details here.