Beit Avi Chai Website Will Screen Families’ Stories of Fallen Soldiers

from Haaretz:

Making memories into animated films

The last day that Yitzhak Nathanson dropped off his son at preschool, 3-year-old Yaron cried and cried, begging him not go on reserve duty.

It’s a memory Yaron Nathanson has held on to since 1980, when he last saw his father alive.

Now he has a new way to remember his father, and their final morning: a short animated film based on that memory that will be posted on the website of Jerusalem’s Beit Avi Chai cultural center on Israel’s Memorial Day.

… The Nathanson film is one of four of the first items in an unusual memorial database that transforms the memories of bereaved family members from written stories into animated shorts.

[eJP note: the films can be found on the Beit Avi Chai website.]