36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023

We Burn Like This

We Burn Like This FINAL

When 22 year-old Rae, a descendant of Holocaust survivors, is targeted by Neo-Nazis, her ancestors’ trauma becomes real. Shortly afterwards, she returns home to her mother and uncovers the truth about a childhood accident. This coming-of-age story follows Rae on her journey to forgive herself, her mother, and the broken world while showing the inherited effects of historical trauma and the strength of survival and healing. Discussion with filmmaker Alana Waksman, moderated by Ilya Tovbis (VAFF)

This film is part of the American Perspectives series. 


Sunday, October 31


6:30 PM


Violet Crown 5

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Film Info

Director: Alana Waksman

Runtime: 81 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2021

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Madeleine Coghlan, Devery Jacobs.