Man on the Bus (2019)

  • Documentary, History, Family, JIFF, Jewish, Australian
  • 1h 24m

“I had to confront the fact that my mother kept this secret – a lie of omission that was all about my origins.” - Director Eve Ash

Man on the Bus follows one woman’s journey through a series of shocking revelations about her family history. As Melbourne-based psychologist and filmmaker Eve Ash investigates her parents’ story, she uncovers secrets that upend her life. Gripping interviews, home movies and archival footage plant notes of suspicion and reveal clues — names in a street directory; old 8mm films; mention of a man on a bus in an old recording. A bombshell follows and Eve’s image of her mother, Martha, a Polish survivor of the Holocaust, is blown apart.


Eve Ash


Eve Ash





Bonus Content

Director Eve Ash in Conversation

Presented by JIFF, Man on the Bus executive producer Shaun Miller hosts an in-conversation discussion with director Eve Ash.

Eve Ash is a Melbourne-based psychologist, motivational speaker, filmmaker, author, entrepreneur and director. Eve is the CEO and founder of Seven Dimensions and co-created the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy series starring Erin Brown and Emmy-award winning Kim Estes.

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