Shows a boy's first experience with the death of a loved one. We watch as the child struggles with reality from outright denial of the fact to gradual acceptance of death as a part of life. Frankness and family solidarity at the funeral help him to accept and understand what has happened. The film depicts Jewish mourning practices and attitudes toward death, and can serve as a starting point for a discussion of these traditions with young people.
The Day Grandpa Died
USA, 1970, 11 minutes, color
Produced by King Screen Productions
Public Exhibition 16mm available