(The tree that grows on the wall)


Jack Fuchs, at his lucid 88 years of age, is one of the few survivors of the extermination camps during the Second World War who, today, lives in Buenos Aires. Born in Lodz, Poland, he was imprisoned for four years in one of Lodz’s ghettos.

Later, he was sent to Dachau and to Auschwitz. At the end of the war, at the age of 21 he managed to escape despite the extermination of his entire family. After four decades and revisiting Lodz, Poland, he began telling his touching story.

The movie is a testimony of his experience along with different cinematographic resources which will connect aesthetics of pictorial animation, family archives and interviews.

Script, Production and Direction: Tomás Lipgot
Executive Production: Constanza Sanz Palacios
Editing: Leandro Tolchinsky
Research: Eva Puente
Drawings: Nahuel Ferreyra
Music: Pablo Nemirovsky
Sound: Andrés Polonsky
Animation Director: Pablo Calculli
Camera: Tomás Lipgot
Image Postproduction: J. Marino Morduchowicz

2012 – 75 min – COLOR- VIDEO HD- ATP

Produced by Duermevela with the support of the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA), the University of Cinema Foundation (FUC), the Polish Embassy in Buenos Aires and the Argentine Chancellery.