Eva Pattis Zoja, psychotherapist specializing in emergencies, guides us on the path to overcome the traumas caused by recent history: Covid-19, the Yazida genocide, the war in Ukraine. A thin thread links this path to her own family: a trauma originating during the Second World War awaits its definitive overcoming.

Eva Pattis has created a network of people who treat with an innovative approach all over the world. Empathic listening, activation of rituals, attention to the body, free play, and sand therapy: it is a multidisciplinary approach for major traumas developed over years of field experience. Martina survived the atrocities of the Yazida genocide by ISIS men. Svetlana was forced to abandon her home in Donetsk with her two daughters, during the civil war. In Bolzano, Gunther can't speak after the lockdown for the Covid-19 epidemic. But also Eva has to solve her family trauma. It's closed in a shoe box: photos and love letters that her mother Thérèse exchanged with officer Hermann, before the WW2 separated them forever. A journey through the hidden mechanisms that regulate our deepest selves in search of individual and collective healing.

Stefano Zoja
Stefano Zoja
Director of photography
Film Editor
Ylenia Busolli
Original Music
Altri credits

Yalmar Destefanis (Animazioni)

Cast and characters

Eva Pattis Zoja

Production Director
con il sostegno di Film Commission Torino Piemonte - Piemonte Doc Film Fund - produzione giugno 2021
Last update: 22 April 2024