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Streaming January 12-24, 2024 Digital Screening Room

USA | 75 minutes | 2024

Family Treasures Lost and Found

World Premiere

In Family Treasures Lost and Found, journalist Karen A. Frenkel channels the driving force of discovery to investigate her parents’ unspoken WWII stories. Her research leads her to astonishing revelations of her family’s incredible journeys through Europe, Cuba, Mexico, and New York, and sheds light on the hidden truths surrounding the tragic losses experienced by several of her family members. Through the act of documenting their histories, these relatives cease to be mere names, but come to life when their stories are fully uncovered. These riveting stories of survival, luck, and loss have the power to captivate viewers of all generations and serve as an inspiration for many to delve into their own family histories.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Marcia Rock and producer/film subject Karen A. Frenkel. To view the conversation please click here.

Director's Bio

Directed by Marcia Rock

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Marcia Rock is the director of News and Documentary at the NYU Carter Journalism Institute and the co-author of Waiting for Primetime: The Women of Television News. Her career in the film industry has spanned more than three decades and she has been a recipient of a regional Emmy Award.

Cast and Credits


Marcia Rock


Marcia Rock


Marcia Rock


Marcia Rock


Karen A. Frenkel

Film Info






75 minutes


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