A documentary work-in-progress.
1940: A Jewish girl's dream of becoming a ballerina is destroyed by the Nazi invasion of Paris. She vows that if she has daughters—she later has two—they will become dancers. Nearly 80 years later: Fernande Horenstein and her daughters confront the wounding impact of that pledge as they dance together for the very first time—towards reconciliation, and towards healing. PETIT RATi s an intimate family portrait of a dream deferred—a dream that haunts, inspires, and tangles across two generations.