Family Voices Media

Making Memories Last

A pair of veteran filmmakers
finds a new niche in preserving voices and
traditions as an intergenerational gift.

Assistant Managing Editor
11/30/2010

When Howard Fishman wanted to preserve the struggles and triumphs of his father, Jack, a scientist whose wartime travels took him from Krakow to Siberia to Shanghai to, eventually, the U.S., he turned to his friend and Upper West Side neighbor, Andrew Suhl, who had a long history of working in film and television.

The result was several hours worth of video, shot three years ago, that Suhl and his partner, Walter Schlomann, intended to present more like a documentary than a monologue or storytelling session at a family gathering.

Howard Fishman, center, surrounded by his relatives.Photos courtesy of Howard Fish
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