“Six Million and One” is an autobiographical story in which Fisher and his siblings uncover previously unknown information about their father, a Holocaust survivor. On the film’s subject, Fisher notes, “My siblings didn’t want to read my father’s memoir… it contained things that were locked away for so long. I also did not want to read it and yet felt compelled to do so. This isn’t a film about the Holocaust, because we spent most of our time laughing and there is nothing funny about the Holocaust; it’s about a rare kind of intimacy and sibling bond that replaced pain with bittersweet humor. I am looking forward to sharing this story with an American audience.”
The film won the award for Best Documentary at this year’s DocFest Munich and has screened at several other festivals. It opens in New York City at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on September 28th.