A Film by Kathy Leichter

PASSING ON is a portrait of the director’s grandmother, Elsa Leichter, a ninety-one year old Jewish woman who shares with us her wise and witty perspectives on life, love, survival and loss. A self-described “second-chancer,” Elsa lived over thirty years in Vienna before fleeing to the United States during World War II. Her new life in America included a second career, a second marriage, and a new identity as an independent, tell-it-like-it-is Grandma.

(43 minutes, color, 2004)