An essay film on New York City's fragmented identity –how it is viewed by those who live here, and by strangers seeing it for the first time. The film examines both the most well-known and more obscure aspects of the city with an adventurous, cinematic approach.
Oma and Bella is an intimate portrait of two elderly Jewish women in Berlin with humor, powerful stories, and a deep fondness for good food. As the documentary follows them through their daily lives, a portrait emerges of two Holocaust survivors who stayed in Germany. They answer questions of heritage, memory and identity, ultimately, through the re-creation of the sumptuous foods from their childhood. This film, made by Oma's granddaughter, follows them as they struggle to retain a part of their past while being very much engaged in the present.