A SHORT FILM BY ADAM WELLS
Myer - a survivor of humanity’s greatest crime - spends one final night alongside his beloved, Leah. After more than six decades since Leah became his wife, death has separated them.
We are the invisible witness to their intimate, private farewell from one another - an outpouring of Myer’s memories, from the seemingly insignificant and incidental, to the life-changing and entirely unexpected.
The story takes place across one night during the ritual of Shemira, the important Jewish tradition of guarding a body from death to burial.
Myer paces the room, circling the coffin, recounting stories of his early life as a Jew in Europe and his and Leah’s subsequent lives together in the UK; The past through to the present day, and his heartfelt hopes for the future.