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Within the Box

Max Asaf
Treblinka Monument at a distance with a figure walking through the stones.

Eight decades after being smuggled out of Poland, a box of photographs sparks a filmmaker’s journey to confront his family’s past and the haunted silence that lingers in their present.

Confronting the pervasiveness of intergenerational trauma, cultural taboos around mental illness, and the ever expanding shadow of the Holocaust, Within the Box explores how a family and its identity can persist by holding onto the repressed and fragmented stories of the past and telling new and joyous ones of the future.