He does not flinch at all from dealing with the very difficult issue which emerges during the film - which is that once they had got out of Poland after the war, no member of the family ever contacted the family who saved them. (There are no excuses). The online discussion of the film at the pbs site is also revealing - encouraging, but also very bitter in places.
I would also like to commend the pbs website (see link) which is highly informative and interesting on the background and making of the film, including updates and a very recent reflection from the filmaker. It's too long to post here, but please click on the link. Apropos of the latter - the very attitudes that prompted Menachem Daum to make the film in the first place lead me to wonder how many students at Jewish schools would make a gesture parallel to that of the high school students described in his posting.
An exceptional film. DVD's can be ordered from here.
- Also highly recommended is the earlier (1997) Daum/Rudavsky film - A Life Apart: Hasidim in America