WHO IS Fella Cederbaum?
Fella Cederbaum is the writer and director of 24 short films that feature her poetry, art and musical compositions. Her films, starring her alter-egos MahnoDahno and MahniDahni, have been screened at US and international film festivals, where she won numerous awards, not only for her films, but also for her scripts, soundtracks and visuals.
The daughter of Auschwitz survivors, she grew up in post-Holocaust Germany and England and later moved to Israel, where she attended Hebrew University. After graduating Fella Cederbaum was the deputy director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra. A psychotherapist by training, she had a passion for painting, but always considered her art a private affair. However, after one of her paintings was featured at the Münchner Stadtmuseum, Germany, as well as published in the companion book to the exhibition, a series of her paintings was presented, along with excerpts from her (soon to be published) book That's Why, which depicts the trans-generational, tragic, yet mostly unspoken legacy of the Holocaust.
For three years Fella’s poetry and music were presented weekly on the Yola Nash Show, on WABC Radio. Two volumes of Fella’s poetry have been published, and the third volume is about to be released. One of Fella Cederbaum's songs, Dance with Me, performed by renowned International Grammy-Winning musicians, is featured and well-reviewed on Yola Nash’s Jazz/Pop album “Touched By Love.” Fella’s thought-provoking debut album “Truth And Destiny” was released in 2021.