The Film

For Ella Lewenz, filmmaking began as a hobby and quickly grew into a passion. She filmed her family and friends, the vibrancy of Berlin, and life in post-World War I Germany.

Then everything changed.

A powerful, dark force threatened everything Ella knew. Through it all, Ella kept her camera rolling.

Years later, in an attic in Baltimore, Ella’s granddaughter found the treasure trove of edited, titled, and dated home movies providing an enduring and intimate record of a terrifying time, an extraordinary woman, and the remarkable life she led.

Now, Lisa Lewenz retraces her Jewish grandmother's journey to bring us A Letter Without Words.

The Filmmaker

  1. Lisa LewenzProducer